Noa Rotman, the granddaughter of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, is afraid that her grandfather’s assassin, Yigal Amir, will be released early from prison, Rotman told Israel’s Channel 2 News on Wednesday night.
Amir is serving a life term for the 1995 killing, and has been kept in solitary confinement.
“If today there are 5,000 people who are willing to identify with their real faces and names in a Facebook group calling for the release of Yigal Amir, then it isn’t only in my head, it isn’t a monster of my creation, it isn’t a figment of my imagination,” Rotman said. “It’ll happen, in our lifetimes.”
She was interviewed ahead of the screening of the second season of the TV drama series “Prime Minister’s Children,” which she has co-written.
Rotman said that she had figured her fear of Amir’s early release into the upcoming season of the show “as a citizen – not as Rabin’s granddaughter.
“I try to raise awareness by doing the things I know how to,” she added.
Rotman noted that she couldn’t bring herself to watch footage of the release of Yigal Amir’s brother and accomplice in the assassination, Hagai Amir, in May.
“We all know the unbending rules of the legal game,” she said. “Yes, he paid his debt to society, and the time has come to release him from prison.
“It may be legal, but where’s the justice?”