Several short days after Israel somberly marked the 12th anniversary of the murder of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the hands of Yigal Amir, the assassin's wife gave birth to a baby boy on Sunday.
Larissa Amir-Trimbobler arrived at the Bikur Holim hospital in Jerusalem at around noon and spent around three hours in labor until the couple's firstborn was delivered.
The bris is scheduled to be held on November 4th, the anniversary of the murder according to the Gregorian calendar.
Trimbobler's pregnancy was first reported in March and followed a series of bureaucratic and judicial trials as numerous groups attempted to block first their marriage and their attempts to conceive a child.
The Israel Prison Service initially contested the validity of the couple's marriage through an intermediary and later, after the union was sanctioned by the courts, also objected to allowing the couple conjugal visits.
While Amir's right to the visits was being deliberated in the courts, the couple was granted the right to begin the process of artificial insemination. Despite the authorization for the procedure to be carried out
legally, the couple attempted to smuggle a bag of Amir's semen out of the prison but were caught in the act.
The conjugal visits were approved after the court determined that they would not pose a security risk.