(JTA) — The turnout for Jerusalem’s Gay Pride Parade on Thursday was more than three times the expected number, with at least 14,000 people marching.
Tens of thousands of people are dancing and singing at Jerusalem Pride. 🇮🇱🏳️🌈 https://t.co/7YQdGWTIDo— Avi Mayer (@AviMayer) August 3, 2017
#LoveIsLove! Great to see the 🌈🌈🌈 out for the #JerusalemPride Parade today! ❤️🇮🇱❤️ @Israel @NirBarkat pic.twitter.com/Bz5HTbdN2A— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) August 3, 2017
Heavy security surrounded the parade, which in 2015 was the scene of a stabbing attack by a haredi Orthodox man that killed a 16-year-old girl. One thousand police officers and soldiers were deployed to secure the route, The Times of Israel reported.
.@USCGJerusalem staff support #pride and tolerance in #JerusalemPride march today. #Pride2017 pic.twitter.com/SDhHvKbe6I— USCGJerusalem (@USCGJerusalem) August 3, 2017