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Assassination of Israeli PM Rabin (1995)

Location
Tel Aviv, Israel
Date
1995-11-04
People
Yitzhak Rabin, Israel: Victim, Yigal Amir, Israel: Perpetrator
The assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin by a right-wing law student, Yigal Amir. The assassination took place following the end of a peace rally in the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv, later renamed Rabin Square, on 4 November 1995. It was motivated by Amir’s opposition to the Oslo Process of Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, coming several weeks after the conclusion of the Interim Agreement (Oslo II). Rabin was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, who also attended the rally, took Rabin’s place as Prime Minister and head of the Labor Party, but lost the subsequent elections in May 1996.