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Bennett: The right or religious didn’t murder Rabin, Yigal Amir did

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the official state ceremony marking the anniversary of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, at Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem, October 18, 2021. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the official state ceremony marking the anniversary of former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin's assassination, at Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem, October 18, 2021. (Kobi Gideon/GPO)

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the Knesset memorial for former prime minister Yitzhak Rabin.

“I hope we learned that we cannot malign an entire community if one of its members… committed a crime,” says Bennett. “It wasn’t the right or the religious who murdered Rabin. Yigal Amir murdered him.”

He warns that bloodshed like Rabin’s assassination could lead to “losing everything we hold dear, including the state.”

Benjamin Netanyahu, who skipped the earlier memorial at Mount Herzl, is present for the parliamentary ceremony.

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