Saturday, 23 June 2007

Man Armed with Bomb Detained at Jerusalem Gay Pride

An Orthodox Jewish man armed with a homemade bomb was detained by Israeli police Thursday just before Jerusalem’s gay pride demonstration.

'Police stopped a 32-year-old religious Jew who was carrying a home-made explosive device,' police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said, reports Reuters.

According to Reuters, the event ended without major incident, but in all, 23 people were arrested in connection with protests.

Police officers far outnumbered the celebration’s marchers—7,000 to 2,000—and were deployed inside and around Jerusalem to protect marchers from threats of violence made by conservative Jews.

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