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Thousands in Israel Rally After Gay Pride Parade Stabbing

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    An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man wields a knife before horrified onlookers at a gay pride parade in Jerusalem on July 30, 2015. He stabbed and wounded six participants, two of them seriously, with police saying the suspect was jailed for a similar attack 10 years ago.

    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.

    In a pre-recorded video address intended for the demonstrators, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the attack was aimed "at all our children."