Right now it’s hard for me to see how any of this would make a difference (due to personal issues happening this week for my girlfriend and her family), but if you pray, please do so for these people who were stabbed. If you’re pagan or something similar, send good vibes. Ask the Universe to watch over them. I could say that I wish this didn’t happen, but the reality I see is that it will always happen when churches and synagogs preach hatred.
JERUSALEM, July 30 (Reuters) – An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, in the annual Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem on Thursday, with police saying the suspect was jailed for a similar attack 10 years ago.
About 5,000 people celebrating the event were marching along an avenue when a man jumped into the crowd, apparently from a supermarket, and plunged a knife into some of the participants, witnesses said.
“We heard people screaming, everyone ran for cover, and there were bloodied people on the ground,” Shai Aviyor, a witness interviewed on Israel’s Channel 2, said.
It was the worst attack in years on the event in Jerusalem, a divided city where the religious population is more prominent than in other parts of Israel and highlighted the tension nationwide among disparate social groups.