Mother of Parade Stabber Apologizes to Family of Shira Banki


An Orthodox Jewish assailant stabs participants at an annual gay pride parade, wounding six, in Jerusalem on Thursday, police and witnesses saidRivka Schlissel, mother of Yishai Schlissel, who carried out the widely condemned stabbing at Thursday’s pride parade in Yerushalayim, apologized to the family of 16-year-old Shira Banki, one of those who was stabbed, who succumbed to her wounds.

“We feel that it is a terrible, terrible tragedy,” said Mrs. Schlissel. “We regret this very much and daven for the recovery of those who were hurt.”

Schlissel was released from prison just weeks ago after serving 10 years for stabbing marchers at a 2005 pride parade in Yerushalayim. He stabbed six people on Thursday. Shlissel was arrested immediately after the attack.

“We will not allow this despicable killer to undermine the core values that Israeli society is based upon. We contemptuously denounce his actions of hate and violence. We will do everything in our power to bring this killer to face justice,” Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu remarked.

{ Israel News Bureau}


  1. That picture of a murderer in the act of committing the murder is horrific. May the family of Shira Banki a”h have a nechama from the knowledge of the many people saved by their generous ans selfless decision to donate her organs to critically ill individuals.


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