The night of the murder

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The peace camp, which had looked on in hope at the progress of the talks, was shocked by the ferocity of the opposition to the agreements and decided to give a public show of support for the government's moves. A rally on November 4, 1995 drew masses to the Kings of Israel Square in Tel Aviv. The demonstrators expressed their support for the agreements and for Rabin's leadership. Even though Rabin had not at first been enthusiastic about the idea of the rally, he accepted the organizers' invitation and agreed to speak from center stage. With the masses cheering, Rabin felt for a moment that he had a powerful camp behind him. After the rally, as he headed to his car, a Jewish assassin shot him three times in the back.

The Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, has been assassinated.

On Saturday evening, November 4, 1995 - the 12th of Heshvan, 5756 - Yitzhak Rabin came to the Kings of Israel Square to participate in a rally under the slogan "Yes to Peace-No to Violence".

After a warm and supportive rally, at which the crowd expressed its faith in him and its love for him, as he headed for his car, Yitzhak Rabin was shot and mortally wounded by a Jewish assassin.

Yizhak Rabin passed away at Ichilov Hospital at 23:14 after all attempts by doctors to save him had failed.