MKs propose bill to never pardon Amir

"It will be a statement that Rabin's murder won't be forgiven or forgotten."

November 1, 2006 18:08
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Kadima MKs Ruhama Avraham, Avigdor Yizhaki and Amira Dotan, as well as Labor MK Ami Ayalon, proposed a bill Wednesday to forbid pardoning Yigal Amir, the convicted assassin of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. The proposal was submitted in the wake of a survey, which showed that a third of the Israeli public supported pardoning Amir. "The prime minister's assassin can never be pardoned, it shouldn't even be considered," said Avraham. "The murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin was a fatal blow to Israeli democracy, but it seems that the lesson has not been learned," she continued, adding that the bill would be a statement from the Knesset that "this murder will neither be forgiven nor forgotten." On October 24, Amir spent eight hours with his wife Larissa Trimbobler in Ayalon Prison after almost two years of petitioning for the right to consummate their marriage and allow Amir to father a child.

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