JERUSALEM (Oct. 3)
The Tel Aviv District Court has sentenced brothers Yigal and Hagai Amir, and their friend Dror Adani, to prison terms on charges that included conspiring to murder Yitzhak Rabin.
Yigal Amir, who is already serving a life sentence for assassinating Rabin, plus six years for wounding his bodyguard, was sentenced Thursday to an additional five years in prison on the conspiracy charges.
Amir told the court that he felt no remorse for his actions, adding that he only wished he had killed the prime minister three years earlier because it would have prevented last week’s violence in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
Amir, who is now 26, shot Rabin in November at a Tel Aviv peace rally, saying that Rabin’s policy of giving land to the Palestinians posed a threat to Jewish lives.
The Amir brothers and Adani were convicted last month of conspiring to kill Rabin and of planning to murder Palestinians.
Hagai Amir, who was also convicted on various weapons charges, had faced 78 years in prison. He was sentenced to 12 years.
Adani, who had faced up to 29 years, was sentenced to seven.
Judge Amnon Strashnov described the three as “sons of evil” when he delivered the verdict.
“They are not simple criminals from the street. They are educated and cultured,” the judge said.