Amir. Served his sentence?
Photo: Yaron Brener
Samir Kuntar. Released
Rightists present: Free Yigal Amir 2
Following cabinet decision to release 200 Palestinian prisoners, members of right-wing 'Committee for Democracy' plan new campaign calling for release of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's murderer. Their message: If we pardoned Kuntar and other terrorists with blood on their hands, why not pardon Amir?
"Free Yigal Amir 2" is the name of an upcoming film calling for the release of former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin's murderer. Ynet has learned that following the cabinet's decision to release some 200 prisoners as a gesture to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, members of the right-wing "Committee for Democracy" met Sunday evening to discuss the new film.
Among those who arrived at the meeting held in a Jerusalem hotel were extreme right-wing activists Avigdor Eskin, Baruch Marzel and Itamar Ben-Gvir. The production team responsible for the first film calling for Amir's release, which was distributed last year, also attended the meeting.
Ynet has also learned that the sequel will be financed by an anonymous donor who also funded the production of the first film. The sponsor decided to call the meeting, saying he was shocked by the fact that the government is releasing prisoners, including those with blood on their hands.
The serial movie is expected to include images from the victory celebrations of murderer Samir Kuntar and the five Hizbullah members released as part of the deal for the return of the bodies of kidnapped IDF soldiers Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser. Material has also been collected on the murderers of teenager Danny Katz and on terror attacks.
"The motto is that if the Israeli government released Kuntar and other murderers with blood on their hands, there is no reason for Yigal Amir to remain in jail," said a source who attended the meeting.
The film will also include a harsh attack on President Shimon Peres and will present data showing that Peres has pardoned hundreds of terrorists so far but has failed to grant amnesty to even one national Jewish prisoner. An image of Peres signing the prisoner release papers will also be featured.
"We don't identify with what Yigal Amir did, but there is no doubt that all the 'knights of democracy' who supported Kuntar's amnesty and the release of prisoners with blood on their hands, claiming that they have already served their sentence, will support the film's message – freeing Yigal Amir because he has also served his sentence already," said Ben-Gvir.