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  חשון 20, 5768 , 01/11/07

Circumcision Ceremony for Amir's Son to be Held in Jail

The Tel Aviv District Court granted permission Thursday for the brit milah (circumcision ceremony) of Yigal Amir's son to be held in his father's prison, reported Voice of Israel government radio.

Amir had asked the judge to be allowed out of the security prison in order to attend his son's brit on Sunday, the 12th anniversary of the date he assassinated Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, according to the Gregorian calendar.

The State Prosecutor asked the court to deny Amir's request, saying "he poses a material threat to public safety."

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