Hagai Amir

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Hagai Amir (Hebrew: חגי עמיר‎‎; born 1968)[citation needed] is the brother and accomplice of Yigal Amir, the assassin of Yitzhak Rabin, who is serving a life sentence for his acts.

Hagai Amir was convicted for conspiracy to murder Yitzhak Rabin and planning attacks against Palestinians, as well as for various weapons charges.[1][2]

On 27 April 2006, he was convicted for threatening to have then-Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon killed.[1] Following a trial before the Netanya Magistrates' Court, he was sentenced to a year in prison, of which half a year was to be added to his current prison term.[3]

Hagai served his sentence at Ayalon Prison in Ramla. On 4 May 2012, he was released from prison.[4] Since his release from prison, Hagai has been living with his parents while studying engineering and running his own welding company.[5]


  1. ^ a b "Hagai Amir convicted of threatening Sharon's life". The Jerusalem Post. 22 January 2006. Retrieved 21 August 2014. The Magistrate's Court in Netanya convicted Hagai Amir on Sunday of threatening the life of the prime minister. [...] Amir is currently serving a 16-year sentence for his involvement in the murder of Rabin. 
  2. ^ "Report on Human Rights Practices for 1996-Israel and the Occupied Territories". Jewish Virtual Library. 
  3. ^ Azulai, Yuval (27 April 2006). שנת מאסר לחגי עמיר בשל איומים נגד רה"מ שרון [A year jail for Hagai Amir for threats against PM Sharon]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved 31 August 2014. 
  4. ^ "Brother of Rabin Assassin Released from Israeli Prison". Voice of America. 
  5. ^ "Talking to the Brother of the Man Who Assassinated an Israeli Prime Minister". Vice.