Convicted murderer Yishai Schlissel was taken to the Assaf HaRofeh Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon after being attacked by two prisoners at Ayalon Prison, where he is serving a life sentence in prison plus 31 years for the murder for 16-year-old Shira Banki and the attempted murder of six others at the Jerusalem Pride Parade last year.
According to an initial investigation, an argument broke out between Schlissel and the two prisoners over the murder he had committed.
Prison guards, who heard Schlissel yelling, rushed to the courtyard of the prison to separate the warring sides.
The two attackers were put in solitary confinement, while Schlissel, who suffered facial bruising, was taken to hospital in light condition under heavy security.
The Israel Prison Service launched an investigation into the incident in cooperation with the Israel Police.
On July 30, 2015, Schlissel left his parents' home in Yad Binyamin and traveled to Jerusalem, where he arrived at the pride parade with a knife hidden in his clothes. He then bypassed a few police officers who were in his way, and started indiscriminately stabbing marchers he came across.
He was released from prison only two months prior to that after having served ten years for a stabbing attack he perpetrated at the 2005 Jerusalem pride parade.
Ahead of this year's parade in the capital, Schlissel contacted members of his family and tried in vain to convince them to mount an attack on the parade.