Photo: Gil Yohanan
Yigal Amir: No regrets
Photo: Gil Yohanan

Yigal Amir: No regrets

During court deliberations on his prison conditions, Rabin's killer says, 'What I did was right at the time, I felt the need because of the situation. Now I don't support violence'

Just one day after ceremonies to mark a decade since Yitzhak Rabin's murder come to a close, Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir says he feels no regret over the killing.


During deliberations on his prison conditions at the Tel Aviv District Court Monday, Amir said: "I don't regret what I did, but I don't support violent action today."


The court ruled that Amir should remain in isolated incarceration, after the Prison Authority said he represents an ongoing security threat, and is capable of forming connections with right wing extremists.


"What I did was right at the time, at that point I felt the need to do it because of the situation," Amir said during court deliberations.


Amir, who represented himself, said he agreed with his isolation conditions, "but on condition they stop claiming I'm a violent threat. I'm not willing to accept false accusations. I don't agree that I pose a threat."


He claimed that the accusations against him regarding his threat level came from political motivations, and not facts.


"They say I killed Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in cold blood," Amir said, turning to Prison Authority representative Shirli Himbalo.


"Were you there? Did you see whether it was in cold blood? What is cold blood anyway? It's political," he added.


פרסום ראשון: 11.15.05, 17:43