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Jerusalem Pride attacker has been ruled fit to stand trial

Jerusalem Pride attacker has been ruled fit to stand trial
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.
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. AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner

The Jerusalem Post reports that Jerusalem Gay Pride attacker Yishai Schlissel has been deemed mentally fit to stand trial following a court-ordered psychiatric evaluation.

Schlissel is accused of stabbing six people at the event and ultimately murdering one. He was evaluated for 48 hours after a previous evaluation was ruled inconclusive.

The ultra-Orthodox Schlisssel was previously arrested and incarcerated for an extremely similar crime at Jerusalem’s Gay Pride parade in 2005.

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