On Saturday, hundreds gathered in the Israeli city of Tel Aviv to commemorate the third anniversary of a horrific gun spree at a LGBT community center in 2009 that left two dead and 15 others wounded.
Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai was on hand for the memorial service, as was parliament member Nitzan Horowitz (Meretz), activist Daphni Leef and politician Tzipi Livni, the former head of the Kadima Party.
On August 1, 2009, an unknown assailant open fire in Bar-Noar” (“Youth Bar”) on Nahmani Street, taking the lives of Nir Katz, 26, and Liz Troubishi, 17. Despite a police manhunt, no suspects have been named.
At the memorial, Livni, who favors a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian crisis, said the service “wasn’t only meant for the victims, but also as a reminder to 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. These words should belong to all.”