Main | Friday, April 20, 2007

Jerusalem Bomb Protests Pride

This morning a bomb exploded near Jerusalem and investigating police found leaflets protesting the upcoming Jerusalem gay pride parade. Ultra-orthodox Jews are suspected to have planted the bomb, which slightly injured a farmer when his tractor rode over the device. Noah Sattah, executive director of Jerusalem Open House issued this statement: "Jerusalem Open House could not more strongly condemn this act of violence and hatred directed at us. This violent act is just one example of the religious bigotry, prejudice and violence lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the world are confronted with every day." There has been previous violence involving ultra-Orthodox protesters at Jerusalem pride events.

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