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August 2, 2015 7:41 pm

Thousands Rally in Israel After Attack at Gay Pride Parade

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Tel Aviv's LGBT pride parade. Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.

Tel Aviv’s LGBT pride parade. Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv.

Reuters – Thousands of Israelis attended demonstrations across the country on Saturday, two days after an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man allegedly stabbed six people at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade, leaving one teenager in critical condition.

Large rallies were held in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv and other smaller events elsewhere throughout the country where numerous speakers warned of dire consequences for Israeli society unless authorities take firmer action to root out homophobia.

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