Mayor Barkat on gay pride parade attack: There is a place for everyone in Jerusalem

July 30, 2015 19:50


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Jerusalem mayor Nir Barkat responded Thursday to the stabbing attack that wounded six people at the Jerusalem gay pride parade.

Barkat said that "the atrocious act tonight in Jerusalem is an attempt to hurt the quality of life in the city and to prevent the basic right of freedom of expression."

The mayor said that he would not accept such expressions of violence.

"In Jerusalem there is a place for everyone and we will continue to fight, together with the police, everyone who tries to hurt another with violence."

He vowed to continue "to support all of the groups and communities in Jerusalem."

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