The frequently controversial haredi leader Rabbi Meir Mazuz said on Sunday at an event commemorating a month since Eitam and Naama Henkin were killed in a terror attack that the murders came about as a punishment due to the gay pride parade in Jerusalem this year.
“This pride march, what pride? Pride to wage war against the Torah, pride to wage war against creation, pride to wage war against God? For this the punishment came,” said Mazuz at the Jerusalem Ramada hotel to an audience of several hundred people, Walla news website reported.
Mazuz is the dean of the Kiseh Rahamim yeshiva in Bnei Brak and the spiritual patron of Shas renegade Eli Yishai and his Yahad movement.