Sunday, December 26, 2010
Jerusalem - Gay Parade Bomber Sentenced to 6 Months Community Service
Jerusalem - A district court in Jerusalem has sentenced a 35-year-old Michael Naky to six months community service for setting off a makeshift bomb to disrupt a gay pride march in the city in 2007.
The judge gave the sentence after a plea bargain between the defence and the prosecution.
The discovery of a small home-made bomb intended for the parade route of a gay rights march heightened tensions in the holy city of Jerusalem between LGBT and religious Jews, Christians and Muslims.
The parade itself ended with 18 people arrested for attempting to disrupt the event.
At the time of the arrest, police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said that around 2,000 marchers were taking part in Pride but that “Police stopped a 32-year-old religious Jew who was carrying a homemade explosive device.”