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PA had recommended psychiatric care for suspected killer, a month before attack

Left: The scene of the murder of an 84-year-old woman in Holon, September 20, 2022. (Magen David Adom); Right: The suspect in the attack, named by police as Mousa Sarsour of Qalqilya (Israel Police)
Left: The scene of the murder of an 84-year-old woman in Holon, September 20, 2022. (Magen David Adom); Right: The suspect in the attack, named by police as Mousa Sarsour of Qalqilya (Israel Police)

The Palestinian Authority had recommended committing Mousa Sarsour, a Palestinian suspected of killing an 84-year-old Israeli woman, to a psychiatric institution, a month before he carried out the attack, the Kan public broadcaster reports.

Sarsour, 28, had a work permit to enter Israel, despite the psychiatric recommendation, the report says.

His body was found hanging in an apparent suicide shortly after he killed Shulamit Rachel Ovadia in Tel Aviv.

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