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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Conjugal Visits For Yigal Amir

As the anniversary of Yitzchak Rabin's murder approaches, I expected the usual media preoccupation with Yigal Amir, but this is really funny:
Yigal Amir’ request for a conjugal visit from his wife Larissa Trimbobler has been authorized, and the two will be able to meet as early as next week.

The Israel Prisons Authority said Friday that the Shin Bet recently lifted the security restrictions imposed on former Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin’s killer, citing that he no longer poses a public threat and will therefore be allowed to meet with his wife for fertility reasons.

The permit granted by the Shin Bet for the conjugal visit is due to expire in six month’s time, but the Prisons Authority said Amir and Trimbobler may meet in the coming week.

The Prisons Authority said a surveillance camera follows Amir’s every move 24 hours a day, but it has not yet been decided whether he will be watched during the conjugal visit.
Wow, will this be broadcast with commentary by Moshe Negbi? Perhaps Amir should sell media rights to the highest bidder.

If this weren't bad enough we have the reaction of "Defense Minister" Peretz:
Minister of Defense Amir Peretz expressed his dissatisfaction with Shin Bet’s decision to permit Amir a conjugal visit.

“It is unbelievable that restrictions have been eased for the murderer of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin,” he said.
The guy is so preoccupied with Israel's security! MK Eitan is much more logical:
However, Knesset Member Michael Eitan (Likud) said, “I find it hard to believe that Israel’s security will be jeopardized if the murderer Yigal Amir is allowed a conjugal visit from his wife.

“If Amir is forbidden from meeting his wife (for fertility reasons), it should be done according to a court ruling and not in accordance with the incomprehensible considerations of the Shin Bet head,” he said.
Of course, such a major event could not be ignored by "Peace Now":
(IsraelNN.com) Peace Now Secretary-General Yariv Oppenheimer is calling on Public Security Minister Avi Dichter to invalidate an Israel Prison Authority decision to permit Yigal Amir a conjugal visit with his wife, Dr. Larissa Trimbobler.

Oppenheimer challenges the legitimacy of Amir’s marriage to Trimbobler, adding he also tried have his sperm smuggled out of prison on one occasion. As such, due to his unacceptable behavior, the conjugal visit should not be permitted, Oppenheimer maintains.

Amir is serving a life sentence after being convicted of the assassination of Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Yariv Oppenheimer, get a life!

Update: Another "reason" to stop Amir from having children:
(IsraelNN.com) MK (Retiree Party) Moshe Sharoni stated Yigal Amir, the convicted assassin of Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin, cannot be permitted to bring children into the world.

Sharoni stated any children born to Amir “will be miserable and bear the sign of Caine on their foreheads their entire life.”
Aren't you touched by this guy's concern for Amir's future offspring?

5 comments:

Baleboosteh said...

I can't believe this has been 'authorized'.

The man is a murderer and should receive no special treatment at all.

Cosmic X said...

Baleboosteh,

Unfortunately, here in Israel murderers are given the priviledge to get married and have conjugal visits.

With regards to Rabin's murder, there are a lot of unanswered questions. (No, I don't believe everything that Barry Chamish says. However, some of the questions that have been raised are good questions and they have not been answered!)

Zman Biur said...

The man is a murderer and should receive no special treatment at all.

Indeed. He should be treated like any other murderer. Unfortunately, as Cosmic notes, in Israel that includes conjugal visits.

We wouldn't be in this situation if Israel had the death penalty for premeditated murder.

Cosmic X said...

ZB,

Do you support the death penalty for premeditated murder here in Israel? In principle I might support such a move, but I have little confidence in Israel's justice system, and I fear that many people would be unjustly put to death.

Anonymous said...

Why's everyone worried about Yigal Amir siring a child?
Everyone knows he only shoots blanks.

I've yet to hear a good explanation why Yigal Amir should be treated any different than say your standard Palestinian terrorist. After all, aren't both their victims "sacrifices for peace"?

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