search

Jerusalem Pride Parade set to start by commemorating 16-year-old Shira Banki

Participants in Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Parade hold up a picture of 15-year-old Shira Banki on August 3, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)
Participants in Jerusalem's annual Gay Pride Parade hold up a picture of 15-year-old Shira Banki on August 3, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Roads are set to close in Jerusalem’s city center starting in one hour for the city’s annual Pride Parade.

The parade will start with a special “traveler’s prayer” ceremony at 3 p.m. at Jerusalem’s Liberty Bell Park in memory of Shira Banki, a 16-year-old killed by an anti-gay extremist in the 2015 parade.

Shira’s parents Uri and Mika, the Tag Meir organization, and Labor party leader Merav Michaeli will take part in the ceremony.

comments
Never miss breaking news on Israel
Get notifications to stay updated
You're subscribed