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Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Attacker Gets Life Sentence

The man stabbed eight people, including a 16-year-old who died in the city's 2015 pride parade

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    Yishai Schlissel, who fatally stabbed a teenage girl and wounded others at last year Jerusalem's gay pride parade, reads scripture at court in Jerusalem on April 19, 2016.

    A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years, NBC News reported. 

    Yishai Schlissel was already convicted by the city’s District Court for the murder of 16-year-old Shira Banki and the attempted murder of seven others. In their rulings, the judges noted he showed no remorse for his actions. 

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    Schlissel was released just weeks before the July 30 parade, after he stabbed several people at the pride parade in 2005. 

    A majority of Jerusalem's residents are observant Jews, Muslims or Christians, communities whose members mostly frown on homosexuality. But violent attacks on gay people are rare.