Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

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Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin took place on 4 November 1995 at 21:30, at the end of a rally in support of the Oslo agreements at the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv.

In the verdict, the judges wrote:

Every murder is an abominable act, but the act before us is more abominable seven-fold, because not only has the accused not expressed regret or sorrow, but he also seeks to show that he is at peace with himself over the act that he perpetrated. He who so calmly cuts short another's life, only proves the depth of wretchedness to which [his] values have fallen, and thus he does not merit any regard whatsoever, except pity, because he has lost his humanity.[1]

Rabin was rushed to the Ichilov Hospital, where he died from his wounds after 40 minutes. Rabin's bureau chief, Eitan Haber, announced outside the gates of the hospital:

ממשלת ישראל מודיעה בתדהמה, בצער רב, וביגון עמוק על מותו של ראש הממשלה ושר הבטחון יצחק רבין, אשר נרצח בידי מתנקש, הערב בתל אביב. יהי זכרו ברוך.


"The government of Israel announces in amazement, in great sadness, and in deep sorrow, the death of prime minister and minister of defense Yitzhak Rabin, who was murdered by an assassin, tonight in Tel Aviv. May his memory be blessed."