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Shin Bet sources slam far-right Smotrich for suggesting it encouraged Rabin murder

Religious Zionism party head Bezalel Smotrich speaks in the Knesset during a memorial ceremony marking 27 years since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, in Jerusalem, November 6, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/ Flash90)
Religious Zionism party head Bezalel Smotrich speaks in the Knesset during a memorial ceremony marking 27 years since the assassination of prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, in Jerusalem, November 6, 2022. (Noam Revkin Fenton/ Flash90)

The Shin Bet security service slams far-right Religious Zionism leader for claiming it used “manipulations” that encouraged Jewish extremist Yigal Amir to assassinate prime minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.

“We express shock over the comments,” the sources say. “A public representative is encouraging conspiracies and slandering an organization whose entire purpose is thwarting terror of any type and protecting the country.”

The sources call to condemn the remarks, which they say “encourage extreme discourse.”

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