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Huldai at ceremony Photo: Yaron Brener
Huldai at ceremony Photo: Yaron Brener
Livni: 'Reminder to Israeli society' Photo: Yaron Brener
Livni: 'Reminder to Israeli society' Photo: Yaron Brener

Hundreds honor LGBT center murder victims

Some 500 people gather to commemorate third anniversary of Bar Noar shooting that left two dead, 15 injured. Livni: This is a reminder that people have right to live in dignity

Shiri Hadar
Published: 08.05.12, 00:32 / Israel News

Some 500 people, including members of the LGBT community, gathered Saturday evening to commemorate the third anniversary of the shooting spree at an LGBT center in Tel Aviv. Two people were killed in the August 2009 attack and fifteen others were wounded.


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The ceremony was attended by former Kadima Chairwoman Tzipi Livni, Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai, MK Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz), and social activist Daphni Leef.


During the ceremony, Livni noted that the memorial "wasn't only meant for the victims, but also as a reminder to Israeli society… that people have the right to live in dignity in the state of Israel."


"Equality and justice do not solely belong to the political Left," Livni added, "These words should belong to all," she said, noting that equality was not only a democratic value, but also a Jewish one.



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