Ashkenazi 'disturbed' by poll showing support for Yigal Amir's release

By JPOST.COM STAFF
October 15, 2007 15:38

IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi said Monday that he was "disturbed" by recent polls that indicated that large sectors of Israel's population believe that former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassin, Yigal Amir, should be pardoned. Ashkenazi was referring to a survey published last week in Ma'ariv that indicated that over one-fourth of the public believes that Yigal Amir will be released from jail in another eight years after serving 20 years of his sentence. Twenty-six percent of the general public and 42% of the religious population support freeing Amir by 2015. In fact, 14% of the public and 38% of religious people polled didn't even want to wait that long.


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