33-year-old man arrested ahead of gay pride parade

Man arrested after his Facebook post arouses police suspicions of a threat to today's parade in Jerusalem.

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Police arrested a 33-year-old resident of central Israel following a message he posted on Facebook that raised suspicions of a threat to participants in today’s gay pride parade in Jerusalem.

The suspect was brought in by police for questioning.

At the end of his interrogation, the detainee was brought before the court, which accepted the police's request and released him under condition that he stay out of Jerusalem until tomorrow.


Attorney Itamar Ben-Gvir claimed this morning that police detectives had arrived at several houses belonging to right-wing activists and opponents of the gay pride parade.

In some of the conversations between police and activists, police said that if the activists were to show up to the parade today, they would likely be detained.

Ben-Gvir, who represents a large number of the activists, appealed to the Jerusalem district commander with a letter warning him against false arrests and the expected consequences for police.