Monday, 3 August 2015

Shira Banki 16yr old Isreali girl Who is Not Gay Died From Injuries Sustained After She Was Stabbed For Supporting Gay-Friends in LGBT Rally

Shira Banki an Israeli 16 year-old high school student died in a hospital in Isreal after she and six others who took part in a a gay pride march in Jerusalem on Thursday July 30th, were attacked  and stabbed by ultra-orthodox jew Yishai Shlissel.

It’s so sad she died today at Hadassah hospital from injuries sustained during the attack and she wasn't gay but she went to the march in support of her LGBT friends.
Candlelight vigils held tonight in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem in memory of Shira.

Of the remaining five people wounded in the attack two are still in hospital in a serious condition, while three others have been released from hospital.  See more images after then cut

In a statement her family said: 

'Our magical Shira was murdered because she was a happy 16-year-old – full of life and love – who came to express her support for her friends' rights to live as they choose. For no good reason and because of evil, stupidity and negligence, the life of our beautiful flower was cut short. Bad things happen to good people, and a very bad thing happened to our amazing girl. 
'The family expresses hope for a less hatred and more tolerance.' The family requests the public respect their privacy as they grieve. We won't permit the terrible murderer to challenge the basic values on which Israeli society is built.' Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement after sending his condolences to the family.
'We reject with disgust any attempt to impose hatred and violence among us and will bring the murderer to justice. Shira was murdered because she bravely supported the principle that everyone has the right to live their lives respectfully and with security

Photo credit: Reuters, EPA, Facebook

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