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  Tamuz 5, 5767 , 21/06/07

2 Hour Deadline for Gay, State Response on Petition

Attorneys for the State and for homosexual rights groups were given a two-hour deadline early Thursday afternoon by the High Court of Justice to respond to a petition demanding the cancellation of a Gay Pride Parade at 5:00 p.m. due to a strike by firefighters.

The petitioners, led by attorney Naftali Wurzberger, say the lack of firefighters constitutes a security risk. In addition, says the petition, it is illegal to hold such an event without the presence of firefighters and fire engines.
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