Court Holds Man for Inciting Against Gays and President Rivlin

A 45-year-old Lod man was ordered kept in custody for 24 hours by the Haifa Magistrate’s Court on Thursday.

The man was arrested the day before for writing Facebook posts that police say incited against the LGBT community and President Reuven Rivlin.

The man, Eyal Ben-Yishai, wrote a comment on Wednesday on Facebook in which he wished death upon a woman pictured at a rally in Haifa on Saturday night. The rally was held in solidarity with the victims of the attack at the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade in which Yishai Schlissel stabbed six people, one of whom, 16-year-old Shira Banki, died later of her wounds.

The woman pictured in the post submitted the police complaint, and the case was opened by the Haifa station.

Ben-Yishai is also accused of incitement for a post written against Rivlin.

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