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  9/19/2011, Elul 20, 5771

Akko Driver to Psychiatric Hospital in Soldiers' Deaths

A district-court panel ordered, Monday, that Gavriel Chen of the northern Israeli city of Akko (Acre) be sent to a psychiatric hospital rather than stand trial in connection with the death of two soldiers and the injuring of dozens of others when they were hit by Chen's truck at an Akko hitchhiking stop, about a year ago.

The judges ruled that Chen was not responsible for his actions and not capable of standing trial.