MK Dov Henin responds to Orlando shooting: 'Everyone's responsible to fight these dark trends'

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June 12, 2016 18:34
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Joint List MK Dov Henin sent out a statement on Saturday offering his condolences to those effected by the Orlando Nightclub shooting, the deadliest mass shooting in US history.

"Dozens were shot dead in a nightclub for the LGBT community in Orlando in the United States. The details are still not clear, but reports indicate it was probably a hate crime," Hanin said.

Hanin invoked previous hate crimes that have occurred in Israel against the LGBT community, stressing his connection to the events.

"I remember the night in August 2009, when a murder occured at a gay youth center, which took the lives of Nir Katz and Liz Trubishi. I arrived at the location and took part in a vigil on the streets of Tel Aviv. I also recall last year's gay pride parade in Jerusalem, which I attended, where Shira Banki was shot and killed by a violent homophobe," he said.

"I've never been to Orlando, but it sounds the same, it looks the same, the grief is the same, and the anger is the same."

Hanin ended his statement with a call to action to protect LGBT rights.

"We still have a long road ahead of us to offering equality...It is everyone's responsibility to fight these dark trends."

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