Israel Gay Pride attack: Suspect defiant


An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man accused of stabbing six people at a Gay Pride march in Jerusalem, just weeks after he was released from jail for a similar attack, lashed out at an Israeli court yesterday. "I do not accept this court's authority," said a defiant Yishai Shlissel. "This court is part of the mechanism of evil," he said, according to the Haaretz daily. Police said the suspect's detention was extended for 12 days while investigations continue into Thursday night's attack. Shlissel had earlier posted a letter on the Internet speaking of the "abomination" of a Gay Pride parade being held in the Holy City, media reports said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 01, 2015, with the headline 'Israel Gay Pride attack: Suspect defiant'. Print Edition | Subscribe