The ultra-Orthodox man suspected of
stabbing six people during last month's Gay Pride Parade in Jerusalem
was charged with murder on Monday.
One of the victims, 16-year-old Shira
Banki, died from the wounds she received during the attack.
According to news website Ynet, Yishai
Schlissel (also spelled Shlisel), 39, lashed out during his
appearance in court on Monday.
“The pride parade must be stopped in
order for the soul of Shira Banki to ascend to heaven,” he said.
“If you care for her well-being …
you must stop cursing against God. The parade marchers are bringing
great harm upon the nation of Israel.”
EFE reported that Schlissel is also
charged with aggravated assault and six counts of attempted murder.
He has already served a 10-year prison sentence for attacking 3
people who participated in the city's 2005 parade.