Israel’s Keystone Cops: Law Student Stabbed During Gay Pride Parade Says Cops Mishandled Parade Security And Aftermath Of The Attack
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
Israel’s entire law enforcement and much of its judicial system increasingly appears to be much closer to that of a third world banana republic than a modern state.
Yarden Noy, a 26-year-old law student about to graduate from the Hebrew University' law school, was walking in the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade July 30 when he was stabbed in the back by haredi terrorist Yishai Shlissel.
Noy criticized police, telling the Jerusalem Post the police officers investigating his stabbing made so many mistakes he fears the case against Shlissel could have been damaged, perhaps irreparably.
“The way the police dealt with me and my family was negligent in ways that make you question the way they’re dealing with the investigation itself,” Noy told the Post.
For example, a police officer took his statement the night of the parade. Three days later police contacted Noy and told him the first statement he had given from his hospital bed was lost. Then five days after the stabbing, police came to the hospital to get a DNA sample and to photograph Noy’s wound – even though the shirt he was wearing during the attack had already been given to police as evidence.
“It’s kind of amateur behavior, and it makes you wonder how they’ll deal with the murder itself. We hope they don’t handle the investigation the same way,” Noy told the Post.
“I hope they’ll do their job,” Noy said, “because they didn’t prevent a murder that they should have prevented. They obviously failed their job, and now their job is to make sure that this man goes to prison for the rest of his life, and I just hope they don’t fail at that.” Noy referred to the fact that Shlissel carried out a similar attack on the Gay Pride Parade 10 years ago and was only released from prison in early July 2015.
But even though Shlissel openly stated his intention to do whatever would be necessary to stop this year’s parade, police failed to watch him. Police also failed to implement their own security plan for the parade and instead allowed Shlissel to join with the marchers stab six of them, killing one, Shira Banki, a 16-year-old girl.
Noy’s lung was punctured in the attack and he was hospitalized for five days.
Both Noy and Banki were at the parade marching with friends. Neither were members of the LGBT community.