Israeli Teen Who Was Stabbed at Gay Pride Parade Dies


A teenage girl who was stabbed in a gruesome attack at a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem last week died on Sunday, hospital officials said.

Shira Banki, a 16-year-old high school student, was one of six people wounded in the assault.

The suspect, an ultra-Orthodox man, was arrested at the scene. He was remanded for 12 days by a Jerusalem court on Friday. He had recently completed a 10-year jail term after carrying out a similar attack at the same gay pride parade a decade ago, police said.

"We won't permit the terrible murderer to challenge the basic values on which Israeli society is built." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement after sending his condolences to the family.

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