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Pleas Entered in Rabin Conspiracy

February 26, 1996
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Brothers Yigal and Hagai Amir and friend Dror Adani pleaded innocent to charges of plotting the murder of Prime Minister Yitzah Rabin.

The three entered their pleas Monday in Tel Aviv District Court.

The lawyers for Hagai Amir and Adani said their clients were not aware of any plan by Yigal Amir, who has confessed to the killing, to murder the prime minister.

Rabin was shot as he left a Nov. 4 peace rally in Tel Aviv. Yigal Amir, who is being tried separately on murder charges, has since said he meant only to paralyze Rabin and to remove him from the political arena. That trial will resume March 3.

His lawyers said this week that they may consider arguing that Amir was not in full control of himself at the time of the shooting.

Amir agreed to the court’s request that he undergo psychiatric evaluations.

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