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IDF Center Renamed ‘camp Rabin’

One year after the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin, the Israel Defense Force general staff headquarters in Tel Aviv was named after the slain leader.

Members of the Rabin family, the IDF chief of staff and Defense Minister Yitzhak Mordechai were among those attending the ceremony Monday, when the Defense Ministry compound was renamed “Camp Rabin.”

Two helicopters flew over Tel Aviv bearing a giant picture of Rabin and the slogan, “We Will Remember You Always.”

The banner measured some 770 square yards.

Rabin was shot Nov. 4, 1995, as he was leaving a peace rally held in a Tel Aviv square near the IDF headquarters.

More than 100,000 Israelis attended a memorial concert Saturday night at the square, which now bears Rabin’s name.

In addition to musical performances and an address by Rabin’s wife, Leah, a memorial was unveiled at the site where assassin Yigal Amir fired the fatal shots.

Many memorial ceremonies for Rabin were held Oct. 24, the anniversary of his death according to the Jewish calendar.

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