Israeli City of Ashdod Holds Pride Parade

Hundreds participated on Friday in a Gay Pride Parade in Israel’s coastal city of Ashdod, under heavy security maintained by more than 200 police officers.

Those present opened the event with a moment of silence in memory of the victims of a mass shooting in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 at a gay nightclub last Sunday.
The parade in Ashdod was the third to take place in the city, but this year brought few participants than expected – both among the public and Israeli politicians.



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