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  9/2/2012, Elul 15, 5772

Hagai Amir: No Regret over a Commandment


Hagai Amir, who was released from prison almost four months ago after serving time for conspiring with his brother, Yair, to assassinate Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, said, Sunday, that if Yigal hadn't killed Rabin, he would have done so, sooner or later. Interviewed by the 972 Website, associated with the left, Hagai said he wasn't ready at the time.

He added that he would not rest until Yigal was released from his life sentence. He also said, "The blood of those murdered after the Oslo Accords is more precious to me than the tears shed over the one who murdered them with the help of the Arabs." Hagai Amir concluded, "Of course I don't express regret. It didn't just happen. We thought about it for two years. We acted according to Jewish law and one must not regret observing a commandment. The Torah has a command of 'rising early to kill one who would [come to] kill you.'" (Babylonian Talmud Tractates Sanhedrin and Yoma)