Girl Stabbed at Gay Pride Parade Dies

Israeli teen succumbs to knife wounds
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 3, 2015 2:21 AM CDT
Girl Stabbed at Gay Pride Parade Dies
In this Thursday, July 30, 2015 photo, ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Schlissel is detained by plain-clothes police officers after he stabbed people during a gay pride parade in Jerusalem.   (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File)

A teenage girl seriously wounded after an anti-gay extremist stabbed her and several others in last week's attack on Jerusalem's gay pride parade died yesterday. Shira Banki, 16, succumbed to her wounds, and her organs will be donated, a Hadassah Medical Center spokeswoman says. The girl was among six people wounded Thursday by an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man, Yishai Schlissel, who had carried out a similar attack on a gay pride parade in 2005.

He had angrily spoken out against the parade after his release from prison just three weeks earlier. The parade was making its way through central Jerusalem when he lunged into the march, stabbing people with a long-bladed knife before being apprehended by police. (Read more Israel stories.)

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