Residents of the West Bank settlement Shavei Shomron were disturbed and surprised that co-conspirator in Rabin's murder Hagai Amir had chosen to spend Shabbat in their community, following his release from prison Friday morning.
After sixteen and a half years in prison for helping his brother Yigal Amir plot the assassination of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, Amir walked out of Ayalon Prison in Ramle a free man. Amir chose to spend the weekend with a relative living in Shavei Shomron, rather than going to his family home in Herzliya.
Residents hung signs around the town against Amir's visit, reading, "thou shall not kill," and "murder is not our way." A resident of the community expressed disapproval of Amir's intention to visit the settlement, saying "we dissociate ourselves entirely from this visit and of course we completely dissociate ourselves from anything linked to Rabin's murder," Channel Ten reported.
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