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April 28, 2006
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The brother of Yitzhak Rabin’s assassin got extra jail time for threatening Ariel Sharon’s life. Netanya Magistrate’s Court on Thursday sentenced Haggai Amir to one year’s imprisonment for telling jailors last year that he could make a phone call and have Sharon, who at the time was Israel’s prime minister, “blown away.” Half of the sentence will be served concurrently with Amir’s current 16-year jail term, handed down for his complicity in his brother Yigal’s shooting of Prime Minister Rabin in 1995.

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