Jerusalem pride stabbing: Orthodox Jewish extremist stabs 6 at parade

An anti-gay Orthodox Jewish extremist stabbed and injured six participants of an annual gay pride march Thursday in Jerusalem, police and witnesses said.

Police and medics said the assailant had wounded six people. Two were taken to hospital in serious condition.

Yishai Schlissel was arrested at the scene, according to police spokeswoman Luba Samri. Police said Schlissel was released from prison three weeks ago after serving a sentence for stabbing several people at a 2005 pride parade in Jerusalem

Jerusalem Pride stabbing

  • Minicapt

    Trigger event? Micro-aggression? Death of Cecil?


  • Crom Bann

    The rare and elusive non-muslim terrorist in his unnatural setting. It’s like catching a photograph of a unicorn having sex with a Siberian tiger.

    • Gary

      Even rarer would be seeing a Muslim in Canada on the CBC news charged with a hate-crime .

  • Brett_McS

    Is it the Haridim(sp?) that are ultra-orthodox anti-Israel Jews, living in Israel? Weird bunch.

    • Norman_In_New_York

      Israelis call them “the black hats.”

  • UCSPanther

    This crazy stabbed several people at a Pride parade ten years ago, gets released after doing time for his rampage, does it again.

    Color me surprised…

  • I bet his psychiatrists are feeling a right bunch of prats.

  • If the “gay pride” march was forbidden there would have been no stabbing. The guy resorted to violent means because he felt that the gov’t allows such provocative marches irrespective of the feelings of Jerusalem’s majority. It is the same with Arab terrorism – the gov’t does not do enough to stop it dead, so some Jews feel obliged to act independently.

  • marty_p

    It’s a major news story in the print edition of Toronto Star.