Jerusalem stabber’s letter week before attack: ‘Stopping gay pride march is a test from God’

The suspect in Thursday’s stabbing attack at Jerusalem’s gay pride parade, Yishai Shlissel, reportedly wrote and published a letter last week saying that there is an obligation to stop the "parade of sin" at all costs.

Shlissel perpetrated a similar stabbing attack at the 2005 Jerusalem gay pride parade. He was recently released from prison after having been convicted of stabbing three people during the parade ten years ago.

According to a report by Jerusalem Post sister paper Maariv on Thursday, assailant Shlissel published a handwritten letter the week before the parade, saying that "it is the obligation of every Jew to keep his soul from punishment and stop this giant desecration of God’s name next Thursday."


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