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Jerusalem gay pride parade attack - July 30, 2015

 

16-year-old girl injured in Jerusalem gay pride parade attack dies


PUBLISHED Sun, August 02, 2015 - 10:19am EDT
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Shira Banki, a 16-year-old girl who was injured when a religious extremist carried out a stabbing attack at the annual gay pride parade in Jerusalem, has died, Hadassah Hospital confirms. Banki had remained in a critical condition after being stabbed in the back during Thursday’s attack, which injured 5 others and was allegedly perpetrated by the same man who carried out a similar attack a decade ago. “Shira was murdered because she courageously supported the principle according to which everyone is entitled to live their lives in dignity and safety,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a response, adding that the attacker will be dealt with “to the fullest extent of the law.” [full statement attached]







Banki's family has said they will donate her organs, the Times of Israel reports.


  Statement from the office of Israeli PM Netanyahu (click to expand)

PM Netanyahu Sends his Condolences to the Family of Shira Banki who Succumbed to the Wounds She Received When She was Stabbed During the Pride Parade in Jerusalem

(Communicated by the Prime Minister's Media Adviser)

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sends his condolences to the family of Shira Banki, who succumbed today (Sunday, 2 August 2015) to the wounds she received when she was stabbed during the Pride Parade in Jerusalem. "Shira was murdered because she courageously supported the principle according to which everyone is entitled to live their lives in dignity and safety. We will not allow the abhorrent murderer to undermine the fundamental values upon which Israeli society is based. We strongly condemn the attempt to instill hatred and violence in our midst and we will deal with the murderer to the fullest extent of the law," the Prime Minister said.






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