Jerusalem gay pride attacker jailed for life

An Israeli court has sentenced an ultra-Orthodox Jew to life in prison for killing a teenager at the Jerusalem gay pride parade in 2015. During the trial, the man said he had been doing God's will.

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The judges at the Jerusalem court sentenced the assailant, Yishai Schlissel, to life in prison for stabbing a 16-year old girl to death at the parade. He was also sentenced to an additional 31 years for six counts of attempted murder during his 2015 stabbing rampage at the Jerusalem Pride, officials said on Sunday.

In addition, Schlissel was ordered to pay reparations of approximately half a million US dollars (euros) to his victims and their families.

The attacker acted out of “blind fanaticism,” according to the court.

Read more at dw.com

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