Labor Party leader Shelly Yacimovich and fellow Labor Mks held an impromptu ceremony at the site of Yitzhak Rabin’s murder in Tel Aviv, hours after assassin Yigal Amir’s brother and accomplice Hagai Amir was released after serving 16 and a half years in prison for his role in the murder.

Standing before the memorial next to Rabin square, Yacimovich said “the fact that the accomplice to the murder Hagai Amir feels no remorse causes disgust and nausea and shows us that the violent extremism that challenges Israeli democracy still remains.”

Former defense minister Amir Peretz said he thinks “our society should mark this as a dark day”, adding that “there can be no forgiveness for those who were accomplices to the murder of Rabin.

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