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Dramatic footage shows aftermath of Jerusalem gay pride stabbing

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Dramatic footage shows aftermath of Jerusalem gay pride stabbing Dramatic footage shows aftermath of Jerusalem gay pride stabbing Dramatic footage shows aftermath of Jerusalem gay pride stabbing Dramatic footage shows aftermath of Jerusalem gay pride stabbing of six people. Six people stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride march 'by ultra-Orthodox Jew released from jail three weeks ago for identical attack in 2005' Six people were wounded by the ultra-Orthodox Jew during the march Witnesses said the man jumped from the crowd and began stabbing people Police arrested the alleged attacker following the incident in Jeruslalem Suspect Yishai Shlissel spent 10 years in jail following an identical attack .An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and wounded six participants in the annual Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said. Yishai Shlissel spent 10 years in jail for his attack a decade ago when three marchers were wounded. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned 'as a most serious incident' what was the worst attack in years on the event in Jerusalem, a city where the religious population is more prominent than in other parts of Israel. An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabbed and wounded six participants in the annual Gay Pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday, police said. Yishai Shlissel spent 10 years in jail for his attack a decade ago when three marchers were wounded. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned 'as a most serious incident' what was the worst attack in years on the event in Jerusalem, a city where the religious population is more prominent than in other parts of Israel. Jerusalem police confirmed the suspect had recently been released from prison after carrying out an almost-identical knife attack on the city's gay pride festival in 2005. 'I saw an ultra-Orthodox youth stabbing everyone in his way,' said Shai Aviyor, a witness interviewed on Israel's Channel 2 television. 'We heard people screaming, everyone ran for cover, and there were bloodied people on the ground,' Aviyor said. The march, which attracts thousands of participants, has long been a focus of tension between Israel's predominantly secular majority and the ultra-Orthodox Jewish minority, who object to public displays of homosexuality. While the event takes place annually in the more gay friendly business hub of Tel Aviv without incident, in Jerusalem, where the religious population is more prominent, violence has erupted in the past. The march is held in the largely Jewish side of the divided city. Palestinians predominate in occupied East Jerusalem. Oded Fried, the head of a leading gay rights group, said the attack would not deter the movement. 'Our struggle for equality only intensifies in the face of such events,' he said. Netanyahu said in a statement: 'This is a most serious incident. We will prosecute those responsible to the full extent of the law. Freedom of individual choice is a basic value in Israel.'