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Sunday 4 December 2016

We should always remember Shira

Shira Banki
Shira Banki

The murder of Shira Banki in Jerusalem's gay pride march is desperately upsetting.

How could this 16-year-old girl, who was on the march with friends, have known that a psychopath would lunge into the crowd with a knife and stab as many people as he could?

The attacker was recently released from prison after serving 10 years for an attack at a 2005 gay pride event.

Shira's family released this statement: "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."

This young girl's tragic death deserves a lot more attention.

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