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Yitzhak Rabin’s jailed assassin, Yigal Amir, is about to become a father.

Larissa Trimbobbler, who married Amir in a proxy prison wedding ceremony and won rights to conjugal visits, will give birth to their first child imminently, family sources said Monday.

According to Ha’aretz, the child is a boy. Amir, who is serving a life prison sentence with no chance of parole for killing Prime Minister Rabin in 1995, has asked Israeli authorities for permission to attend the circumcision.

Yediot Achronot reported that Trimbobbler scheduled the pregnancy in hope the birth will take place next week on the Hebrew anniversary of Rabin’s assassination. She denied it.

“You can’t plan these things,” Trimbobbler told Israel Radio.

The prospect of Amir having children has drawn censure from across Israel’s political spectrum, though civil liberties groups argue he should not be denied family rights granted to other jailed felons.

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