Israelis light 25,000 candles to commemorate 25th year since Rabin assassination

November 1, 2020 by JNS
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Twenty-five-thousand memorial candles were lit in Rabin Square in central Tel Aviv on Thursday to commemorate the 25th Memorial Day of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

Rabin, 73, was murdered by Bar-Ilan University law student and right-wing activist Yigal Amir on Nov. 4, 1995, during a rally in Tel Aviv.

Israelis at a display of 25,000 memory candles in honour of the 25th Memorial Day for the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at Rabin Square in Tel Aviv on Oct. 29, 2020. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

The rally was held to celebrate the Oslo Accords and peace process between the Israeli government and PLO chief Yasser Arafat, which was brokered by U.S. President Bill Clinton.

Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Rabin was the fifth prime minister of Israel, serving two terms in office—from 1974–77, and again from 1992 until he was killed.

Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

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