Yishai Schlisel, who perpetrated the fatal stabbing attack at the Jerusalem toeiva parade earlier this month, will be admitted to a psychiatric hospital to determine if he is fit to stand trial for his actions. Schlisel murdered 16-year-old Shira Banki z”l in the attack, which left a number of others injured.
According to the Channel 10 News report, cell mates have reported that Schlisel “acts very strange” and it has been decided by a court to admit him for psychiatric observation towards determining his mental fitness to stand trial for his actions. A bit over a decade ago Schlisel stabbed participants in a Jerusalem toeiva parade. He wounded a number of people in that attack. He was evaluated and psychiatrists determined he was fit to stand trial. He served a ten-year sentence after being convicted on attempted murder. He was released from prison about three weeks prior to perpetrating the latest attack.
Photo: Schlisel in the Jerusalem Magistrate Court. The court extended his remand for an additional ten days.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem / Photo: Yoni Rikner)