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Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade Draws Smaller Crowd

Hundreds of people participated in Jerusalem’s 13th annual Gay Pride parade, down from previous years.

The parade Thursday night had been postponed twice during Israel’s 50-day war with Hamas in the Gaza Strip over the summer. Fewer people attended than in previous years, when thousands have turned out for the event, according to reports.

Hundreds of police officers and Border Guard officers secured the parade.

The parade was sponsored by the Jerusalem Open House , representing the citiy’s lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender, or LBGT, community.


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