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 2 yrs | Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker is same man behind 2005 attack - reports

              An ultra-Orthodox Jew who allegedly stabbed 6 people at today's gay pride parade in Jerusalem is the same man who carried out a similar attack a decade ago, the BBC and Israel's Channel 1 report. Yishai Schlissel, who is 39 or 40, was previously sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder after stabbing 3 people at the 2005 parade. He was recently released from prison. After the 2005 attack, he told police that he was on "a mission from God" to stop what he described as the "abomination" of gays marching through the city.   


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 2 yrs | 6 people stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride parade - medics

              Six people have been stabbed at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem as thousands took part in the annual event, ambulance service United Hatzalah reports. It said two of those stabbed are in a serious condition, while a third is in a moderate condition. Three others suffered minor injuries. Israeli media described the suspect as a religious Jewish protester, who was immediately taken into custody. Thursday's attack comes 10 years after a similar attack that injured 3.   


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