Meretz chairwoman calls on prime minister to stop hiding and condemn J'lem gay pride attack

Joining the chorus of outraged public figures, Meretz chairwoman Zahava Gal-on Thursday condemned the stabbing attack at Jerusalem's Gay-Pride event, calling on the Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop hiding and make it clear that violent actions perpatrated against the gay community will not be tolerated.
"I am on the way to the hospital to visit the wounded from today's gay pride event. I call on the prime minister to stop hiding and unequivocally condemn this shocking attack."
The Meretz leader also said that it is the prime minister's responsibility "to curb the public mood" that facilitates this type of behavior towards the gay community, adding "The State of Israel must not accept a situation where the prime minister sits in silent cowardice because of political considerations."