Rabin assassin Yigal Amir to ask for retrial

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Yigal Amir, who assassinated Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in 1995, is asking for a retrial.

Amir, 47, was sentenced to life in solitary confinement in prison for the murder, which occurred after a peace rally in Tel Aviv. Amir confessed to shooting Rabin and reenacted it for police.

He opposed Rabin’s territorial concessions, a condition of the Oslo Accords, which Rabin signed with then-Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasser Arafat.

His wife, Larissa Trimbobler, whom he married in a proxy ceremony while in prison, in a Facebook post on Saturday said that Amir would seek a retrial.