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JERUSALEM (Web Desk) – An Orthodox Jew attacked marchers with a knife at a Jerusalem gay pride, stabbing and wounding six people, CNN reported.

Of the six people stabbed, two were injured seriously, Israeli police said. Police arrested the attacker, Yishai Shlissel.

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Israeli police said, Shlissel, an Orthodox Jew, was released from prison three weeks ago after serving a 10-year prison sentence for stabbing three marchers at a Jerusalem gay pride parade in 2005.

 The Israeli government called it “a despicable hate crime.”