July 21, 1997 in Nation/World

Extremist Sentenced For Curse On Rabin

Compiled From Wire Services

A right-wing extremist was sentenced Sunday to four months in jail for placing a curse of death on the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin two weeks before his assassination.

Avigdor Eskin was convicted in May for incitement to violence because he performed the death wish in front of TV cameras.

Two weeks before the November 1995 assassination, Eskin and others performed a so-called “pulsa denura” ceremony outside Rabin’s home in Tel Aviv. A “pulsa denura” is a Jewish mystical curse which calls for someone’s death.

Eskin told reporters that if he had to go to prison he wanted to serve in the same cell as assassin Yigal Amir, who is serving a life sentence.

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