Jerusalem Gay Pride Attack Suspect who Allegedly Stabs 6 at Parade Lashes out in Court: ‘This court is part of the mechanism of evil’!
Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city’s annual Gay Pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic on Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said.
The ultra-Orthodox Jew accused of stabbing six people at a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem just weeks after his release from jail for a similar attack lashed out in Israeli court Friday, local media reported.
“I do not accept this court’s authority,” said a defiant Yishai Shlissel, representing himself at a hearing.
“This court is part of the mechanism of evil,” Haaretz newspaper’s website quoted him as saying. “I have no interest in cooperating at all. I do not recognise any of the regime’s institutions.”
Police said the suspect’s detention was extended for 12 days while investigations continue into Thursday night’s attack. The suspect was quickly arrested amid pandemonium in Jerusalem’s city center, but the parade and its hundreds of marchers pushed ahead defiantly, even with blood on the road.
A 17-year-old woman was reported in serious condition while a 26-year-old man was stable, Haaretz said. Four others had light to moderate injuries.
Shlissel was released from jail three weeks ago after having served a 10-year sentence for wounding three marchers in an attack on a Gay Pride parade in 2005.
Source: Raw Story