Posters seen on Wednesday and signed by a group calling itself "The Faithful Jewry" praised the killer, in one case drawing a connection to the biblical tale of Phineas, who personally executed the leader of the tribe of Simeon for having sexual relations with a Midianite woman. The posters, which were found in haredi neighborhoods in the capital, portrayed Shlissel as a messenger of the people and of God.
In an interview with Ynet, group members said they did not "oppose legitimate protest" against the pride parade, but within reasonable limits.
Yehiel Vaknin, among those protesting Shlissel's deed, said he and his friends want to give a voice to the "silent majority", as they say, "that entirely condemns the murder, and is deeply shocked by it. Whoever hung the posters at Mea Shearim does not represent the absolute majority of the haredi public."
On Wednesday, the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court ordered Shlissel to undergopsychiatric evaluation. The evaluation will determine whether Shlissel, who is also suspected of five attempted murders, is fit to stand trial and whether he was responsible for his actions while stabbing the marchers at the pride parade.