Israel court gives life term to gay pride parade killer

| Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 17:35
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The court orders Yishai Schlissel to pay damages amounting to 2,064,000 shekels

Jerusalem: An Israeli court on Sunday gave life imprisonment to an ultra-Orthodox Jew for murdering a girl and attempting to murder five others during a 2015 Jerusalem gay pride parade.

The court also ordered Yishai Schlissel, 39, to pay damages amounting to 2,064,000 shekels (about $531,060) to his victims, Xinhua news agency reported.

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On July 30, 2015, Schlissel was arrested for stabbing six persons. One of the victims, Shira Banki, 16, died of her injuries a few days later.

The attack came only three weeks after he was released from prison, where he served a 10-year sentence for carrying out a similar stabbing attack in the 2005 Jerusalem pride parade. Three people were injured in the attack.

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