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Shira Banki, Israeli Teen Attacked at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade, Dies from Injuries

Shira Banki, a 16-year-old high school student, was one of six people wounded in the assault.
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16-year old Shira Banki was stabbed on July 30 during the Gay Pride march in Jerusalem and died on Aug. 2 of her wounds. Family photo via AFP - Getty Images

A teenage girl who was stabbed in a gruesome attack at a Gay Pride parade in Jerusalem last week died on Sunday, hospital officials said.

Shira Banki, a 16-year-old high school student, was one of six people wounded in the assault.

The suspect, an ultra-Orthodox man, was arrested at the scene. He was remanded for 12 days by a Jerusalem court on Friday. He had recently completed a 10-year jail term after carrying out a similar attack at the same gay pride parade a decade ago, police said.

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"We strongly condemn the attempt to instill hatred and violence in our midst and will deal with the murderer to the fullest extent of the law," Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted.

The annual pride parade in Jerusalem, which attracted around 5,000 people this year, has caused tension between Israel's predominant secular majority and the ultra-Orthodox religious minority, who object to public displays of homosexuality.

Ryan Williams contributed.