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The Jerusalem Pride Attacker Has Been Admitted To A Psych Ward

Ultra-Orthodox Jew Yishai Schlissel walks through a Gay Pride parade and is just about to pull a knife from under his coat and start stabbing people in Jerusalem Thursday, July 30, 2015. Schlissel was recently released from prison after serving a term for stabbing several people at a gay pride parade in 2005, a police spokeswoman said.(AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)The “ultra-Orthodox Jew” that attacked six people at Jerusalem Pride has been admitted to a psychiatric ward to gauge whether or not he’s fit to stand trial.

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Using a kitchen knife, Yishai Shlissel stabbed six marchers on July 30, ultimately killing 16-year-old Shira Banki, who was at the event to show support for her gay friends.

As has been widely reported, Shlissel was released from prison just three weeks prior to the vicious attack, after having spent a decade behind bars for another knife attack at the 2005 Pride.

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According to Israel National News, the fact that he was even at the event for a second occasion to terrorize paraders can be chalked up to major mistakes made by the Israel Police and Israel Police Services. Shlissel was allegedly quite explicit about his intentions, and had even written them down two weeks prior. Authorities labeled him a “danger” but were decidedly negligent, to say the least: they never asked him to report to police before or during this year’s march.

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Meanwhile, extremist groups been hanging posters through Jerusalem praising Shlissel’s attack. One of them reads, “May all of the people of God be zealous as you.” Another quotes the Old Testament: “Whoever spills the blood of the wicked is as if he brought a sacrifice.”

h/t: Gay Star News