The ultra-orthodox man who stabbed six
people at last year's LGBT Pride parade in Jerusalem was sentenced on
Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-orthodox
Jew, was given a life sentence plus 31 years and ordered to
compensate the families of the victims, one of whom, 16-year-old
Shira Banki, died from the wounds she received during the attack,
The Jerusalem District court ordered
Schlissel to pay 264,000 shekels to the families.
The 40-year-old Schlissel lashed out
during his indictment in August, saying that he was doing God's work.
“The pride parade must be stopped in
order for the soul of Shira Banki to ascend to heaven,” he said.
“If you care for her well-being …
you must stop cursing against God. The parade marchers are bringing
great harm upon the nation of Israel.”
Schlissel had previously served a
10-year prison sentence for stabbing three people during the city's
2005 LGBT Pride parade. He was out of prison only three weeks when
he killed Banki.