Monday, May 22nd | 26 Iyyar 5777

Close

Be in the know!

Get our exclusive daily news briefing.

Subscribe
July 30, 2015 5:39 pm

Netanyahu Vows to Bring Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Stabber to Justice

avatar by JNS.org

Email a copy of "Netanyahu Vows to Bring Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Stabber to Justice" to a friend
An attacker stabbed 6 at the Jerusalem gay pride parade. Photo: Screenshot.

An attacker stabbed 6 at the Jerusalem gay pride parade. Photo: Screenshot.

JNS.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed to bring to justice the attacker who stabbed six people at the Jerusalem gay pride parade on Thursday.

“Justice will be dealt to whoever was responsible for this act,” Netanyahu said. “In the State of Israel, an individual’s freedom of choice is one of the country’s most basic values.”

“It is up to us to make sure that every man and woman can live in safety at all times in every way that they choose to live. This is how we work and this is how we will continue to do things. I wish a speedy recovery to all those injured,” Netanyahu added.

Related coverage

May 22, 2017 3:14 pm
0

Netanyahu Lauds Trump for ‘Reassertion of American Leadership in the Middle East’

After their meeting in Jerusalem on Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu thanked US President Donald Trump for his “reassertion...

Shortly after the parade began, a haredi man, later identified as Yishai Shlissel, began wildly stabbing victims along the parade route, seriously wounding two people, including a 17-year-old girl.

Shlissel was wrestled to the ground and arrested by police. Police confirmed that Shlissel was the same man who stabbed three people in a Jerusalem gay pride parade in 2005 and was just released weeks ago for that crime.

According to the Jerusalem Post, Shlissel had published a handwritten letter a week before the current parade, saying that “it is the obligation of every Jew to keep his soul from punishment and stop this giant desecration of God’s name next Thursday.”

Both of Israel’s chief rabbis condemned the attack. Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau said “the Torah of Israel forbids any act of violence and harming a person, and all the more so a man who harms others and attempts to kill.”

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter Email This Article

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner
  • Ngare

    The sodom condition must come to be. Jesus Christ prophecied it would happen to mark the end of ages. This is why it is being absorbed as human right all over the world.

  • Vivienne Havalant (Leijonhufvud)

    Both incidents in recent days, a) stabbing of Gay b)killing of palestinian infant both by Jews is so shameful. This just gives the rest of the world more cause to condemn us. The Irish news played up both the stabbing and arson attack. Already the Irish are antisemitic why must we give them more fuel for their hatred?

  • Ilbert Phillips

    The third commandment in the Torah essentially states it is unforgivable to commit evil in God’s name. When this attacker is called a Haredi Jew, the average reader assumes that this man has attempted to commit murder because God considers homosexual liaisons as an abomination. Not only should he be condemned for attacking people who he does not know their sexual orientation, but it should be made clear that the Jewish tradition does not allow an individual to be the Judge, Jury and Executioner. Attempted murder or assault in God’s name is itself a sin that God does not tolerate or forgive.

  • Ignatz

    And how was it that this maniac was allowed early release on grounds of “good behavior”, even after he made it clear that he intended to engage in violence against gay people again, at the first opportunity? Why was he released a few weeks before this second event? Speaking as a Jew, I’m deeply ashamed of Israel this week, particularly after the murder of a Palestinian toddler by illegal settlers. Why hasn’t Rabbi Lau condemned this attack as well, drawing again as he does from the Torah’s prohibition against violence?

  • Grace

    The wounding is not acceptable. The sin is no different from the sin of the golden calf of Aaron. The punishment is waiting, for the Jew first and also for the Gentile. Hashem hates the sin of Sodomy as he does other sins. I thought by now the sufferings the Jews have gone through has been an enough lesson to teach them to avoid any conduct that would severe their relationship with their God. Up till now, the sin of their fathers is inflicting their children’s children to the last generation or what is happening? till now, even the pain of the Holocaust has not taught them to fear their Creator. You do not need to suffer like your father(s), to learn a lesson. Ask Bibi what it means to be a Jew.

  • Jim42

    Should bring Them all to Asylum…….
    Gay and Orthodox…!
    Both somehow borderline and paranoid

  • “It is up to us to make sure that every man and woman can live in safety at all times in every way that they choose to live” Is absolutely RIGHT!!!! As the Torah says!
    The hided serious problem is that very many agents worldwide who their job is to recruit naïve people into becoming political activists are gay and lesbians, those agents where not born gays or lesbians, those agents were sexually and mentally abused in childhood under very carefully planned ideology which did make them to become lesbians and gays which is a crime against civilization! There is a big different between been born gay and lesbian than been made into becoming gay or lesbian! Gays and Lesbians come very easy into contact! Norwegians and their allies made gays and lesbians use their bodies as a tool to target naïve defenseless people worldwide into becoming political activists, that is the true cause roots of the global terror to day! Check it out!

  • “It is up to us to make sure that every man and woman can live in safety at all times in every way that they choose to live” Is absolutely RIGHT!!!! As the Torah says!
    The hided serious problem is that very many agents worldwide who their job is to recruit naïve people into becoming political activists are gay and lesbians, those agents where not born gays or lesbians, those agents were sexually and mentally abused in childhood under very carefully planned ideology which did make them to become lesbians and gays which is a crime against civilization! There a big different between been born gay and lesbian than been made into becoming gay or lesbian! Gays and Lesbians come very easy into contact! Norwegians and their allies made gays and lesbians use their bodies as a tool to target naïve people into becoming political activists which is the true cause of the global terror to day! Check it out!

  • “It is up to us to make sure that every man and woman can live in safety at all times in every way that they choose to live” Is absolutely RIGHT!!!! As the Torah sais!
    The hided serious problem is that very many agents worldwide who their job is to recruit naïve people into becoming political activists are gay and lesbians, those agents where not born gays or lesbians, those agents were sexually and mentally abused in childhood under very carefully planned ideology which did make them to become lesbians and gays which is a crime against civilization! There a big different between been born gay and lesbian than been made into becoming gay or lesbian! Gays and Lesbians come very easy into contact! Norwegians and their allies made gays and lesbians use their bodies as a tool to target naïve people into becoming political activists which is the true cause of the global terror to day! Check it out!

  • Chaya Goldstein

    s

  • Chaya Goldstein

    I wonder if Bibi would have reacted as strongly (and rightfully so) if the stabber were a muslim.

  • Reality

    The blatant and intentional desecration of that which is holy incited the defender of Israel to act in such a way. Why doesn’t the poor excuse of a PM “vow” to bring justice to the knife that actually did the stabbing?

  • Attend your U.S. Congress representative meetings and tell them no on Iran nuclear deal. Agree with Mike Huckabee that approving this agreement is like putting Jews in oven to incinerate them 10 or more at a time only one nuclear bomb from Iran will incinerate millions with one bomb. Those Democrats who approve this agreement should be made to wear arm bands with the Nazi Swastika.

  • Julian Clovelley

    Unfortunately these religious fanatics are running Israel and the Settlement and occupation policies that are bringing it into disrepute

    Sad

  • Seth Lefkow

    Religious fanatics of any faith are dangerous. They believe their actions are directed and approved by their God and by acting independently and spontaneously they are almost impossible to predict.

    My thoughts go out to those wounded, and may they recover fully and quickly.

  • Ben Gruder

    He probably thinks he’s Pinchas. He should have been under psychiatric commitment after the first time he did this.

  • wm.j. levy

    The Haredi can spit and throw chairs at women at the Kotel. They can stab innocent Jews at a parade.

    But can they ever fight for the survival of Israel. The Haredi were the favorite targets of the Nazis because they never fought back and made killing them so easy.

    600,000 Haredi can spell the end of Israel as they grow, don’t work, don’t produce other than more children and do nothing for the survival of Israel.

    What is wrong with Jews?

  • It is a terrible tragedy that some so-called “Observant Jews” are so removed from the spirit of Judaism as to commit despicable crimes of violence on people who may not share their way of life. As for this Haredi scoundrel who has just been released from prison for a similar offence, I hope that he spends the rest of his worthless life in strict custody.

  • Michael Mayben

    I’m disappointed to hear Israel condones homosexual behavior.

  • Herb Gray

    Though I don’t always agree with Prime Minister Netenyahu but this was the right and courageous thing to do

Algemeiner.com