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December 7, 1998
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Testimony from a former informant who worked undercover among Israeli extremists in 1995 indicates that he may have known in advance about Yigal Amir’s plans to assassinate Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. According to portions of the testimony, published by the Israeli daily Ha’aretz, Avishai Raviv may have told Amir that he agreed with the plan because Jewish religious law would condone it. Raviv currently faces charges of failing to prevent Rabin’s assassination.

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