Yigal Amir

Birthday
23, 1970
Birthplace
Herzliya, Israel
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
23, 1970 (age 49)
Birthplace
Herzliya, Israel

About

Israeli criminal serving life in prison for the 1995 assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin. Described as a Jewish extremist, he attempted to justify his murder on religious grounds during his trial.

Before Fame

He served in the Israeli army, where he was allowed to continue his religious studies as a Hesder. He then studied at Bar-Ilan University, where he protested the Oslo Accords.

Trivia

While imprisoned, he served nearly two decades in solitary confinement. He married Larisa Tomblover while incarcerated and had a son with her.

Family Life

He was born to Shlomo and Geula Amir and grew up with seven siblings.

Associated With

After the assassination, Shimon Peres took over as prime minister.