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A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries

Shira Banki, 16, was among six people stabbed at the Jerusalem march on Thursday by a suspect identified as an ultra-Orthodox Jew released from prison only weeks earlier for a similar attack.

The five other victims suffered light injuries.

Banki's family said Shira had been murdered because "she came to support the rights of her friends and any person to live as they wish".
"For no reason and due to evil, stupidity and negligence, the life of our wonderful flower was cut off," they said in a statement.

The suspect, Yishai Shlissel, had stabbed and wounded three people at the 2005 Gay Pride march in Jerusalem. He served 10 years in prison and was released just three weeks ago.
Before the latest assault he posted a letter on the Internet speaking of the "abomination" of a Gay Pride parade being held in the Holy City and the need to stop it.

Police formed a committee following harsh criticism over how Shlissel - who has told the court he did not a…