Rabin murder one of worst crimes, Netanyahu says

The murder of Yitzhak Rabin was “one of the worst crimes of the new age,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Oct. 28 at the weekly Cabinet meeting, which opened with a moment of silence for Rabin.

Rabin was the prime minister when he was assassinated on Nov. 5, 1995.

A state service was held on Mount Herzl Oct. 28 memorializing Rabin and his wife, Leah. The night before, some 20,000 people gathered in Rabin Square in Tel Aviv to pay tribute to the prime minister’s memory. Israeli youth movements organized the rally, which was held under the banner “Remembering the murder, fighting for democracy.” It was held at the site where Rabin was shot and killed by right-wing nationalist Yigal Amir. — jta