Above: Hagai Amir
Member Of Assassination Team That Killed Prime Minister Threatens To Kill Israeli President
Shmarya Rosenberg • FailedMessiah.com
He threatened to kill the president of Israel and got only house arrest – even though his brother murdered the prime minister and he assisted him.
Hagai Amir, the brother of the Yitzhak Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir, was arrested Tuesday night for threatening the life of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, Ha'aretz reported. Hagai Amir was also involved in the Rabin assassination and served prison time for that.
And even though Hagai Amir told a court today that he doesn’t regret what he wrote on his Facebook page about Rivlin, he was ordered to be released to house arrest.
“The time has come for Rivlin and the Zionist state to pass from this world due to the crimes they have committed against their people, and that day is not far,” Hagai Amir wrote. “…Rivlin is a kiss-up politician. He won't decide whether or not my brother is released, only God can decide, just as God decided that Rabin would die - even though Rivlin and his friends didn’t agree."
Rivlin has refused to pardon Hagai Amir’s assassin brother, who murdered Rabin 20 years ago this week.
“As long as I am the president of the State of Israel, [Yigal Amir] will not go free...Let my right hand wither, if I ever sign a pardon for this cursed man. Never,” Rivlin said.
Both Hagai and Yigal Amir are Zionist Orthodox Jews from a Yemenite haredi background who acted against Rabin for both religious and political reasons.
Rivlin is a political rival of Israel's current prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.