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Man Who Praised Haredi Terror Attack Against Jerusalem Gay Pride Marchers Indicted
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
A haredi man who praised haredi terrorist Yishai Shlissel’s (sometimes spelled Schissel) stabbing attack late last month on marchers in the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade has been indicted, Ha'aretz reported late last week.
Gilad Kleiner praised Shlissel and the stabbing attack, which wounded 6 people – killing one of them, a 16-year-old girl – on a Facebook post.
"If you already decided to stab a second time, right after getting out of prison, couldn't you have done a more efficient job? You could have at least killed some of those damn perverts. What a shame!" Kleiner reportedly wrote.
Kleiner was arrested, questioned by police, and released on bail under restrictions that included house arrest for two days and that mandated he not post on social media sites for one week.
But Kleiner, a son of a former Likud Party and Herut Party Member of Knesset Michael Kleiner, ignored those restrictions and continued to post on social media to praise Shlissel’s murderous attack.
On Sunday August 2 after his house arrest had ended, Kleiner reportedly send a message on WhatsApp, writing, among other things, "I was very happy to hear about the death of one of the injured people."
He was then rearrested and was later indicted on August 7.
Police asked the court to hold Kleiner without bail. But as has become common when dealing with Jewish terrorists and their supporters, the court refused to do so and instead released him on bail.
After Kleiner’s second arrest but before Kleiner’s indictment, Kleiner's attorney, Itamar Ben Gvir of the extreme right-wing neo-Kahanist Honeinu legal aid nonprofit, claimed Kleiner's posts were legal and the government knows it.
"There's no doubt that the things my client writes are frustrating and infuriating, even to me sometimes. [But] it seems that the prosecution also understands that he did not break the law, and that there are no grounds for his arrest."
Not long afterward, Kleiner was indicted.