TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- Israeli President Shimon Peres addressed 25,000 people Saturday at a rally honoring victims of a shooting that killed two people at a center for gay teenagers.
"Bullets will not change our lifestyles, and murderers will not be resurrected," Peres said.
"Israel will not put up with such an injustice and will not rest until the murderer is brought to trial. The bullets that hit the gay community last week hurt us all."
Peres referred by name to the two people killed in the Aug. 1 shooting, which also injured 12 at the center in Tel Aviv.
"The person who shot Nir Katz and Liz Trobishi aimed his gun at you, at me, at all of us," he said.
Two people injured in the attack also spoke, Ynetnews.com reported. One, Chen Langer, was in a wheelchair.
Many of those at the rally in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv waved rainbow flags. Others carried signs reading "Thou shalt not kill" and "Staying Proud."
No one has been arrested in the shooting, in which a man opened fire on the club with an automatic rifle.
Some threatened attacks on the rally, Haaretz reported. A soldier who allegedly made threats in an online forum was arrested Saturday, and the organizer of a Peace Now bus from Haifa said a caller promised to bring grenades to the rally.
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