Both LGBTQ+ and right-wing leaders have called for participants of the Pride march and counterprotest to avoid violence.
On Sunday, LGBTQ activists filed a petition with the High Court after police notified them that their parade was approved, but the route was not.
Police had called for the LGBTQ+ Pride parade to be moved last week, but a local yeshiva protest against the parade was approved to be held at the original spot.
There is as of yet no explanation for their deaths, though poisoning may seem likely. Investigations and autopsies are ongoing.
Rabbi Tzvi Kustiner, head of the yeshiva, is a member of the far-right Noam Party, headed by MK Avi Maoz.
The festival is taking place on May 19-21 in various locations in the South, including Mitzpe Ramon, Sde Boker and Yeroham.
Mitzpe Ramon is a small town in the southern Negev desert established three years after the State of Israel was founded.
Envelope-pushing German trumpeter Hans Peter Salentin to raise the curtain on next week’s festival
The mission was the latest Mars analog mission launched by the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF), held in partnership with the Israel Space Agency (ISA) and the D-MARS habitat.
The mission will run 20 experiments and test methods for searching for signs of life on the Red Planet before it ends on October 31.