Yigal Amir, the Jewish extremist who murdered Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin on November 4th, 1995, was placed in solitary confinement at Rimonim Prison in central Israel.
According to the Israeli Prison Service, Amir was placed in solitary confinement after starting a hunger strike to protest against the confiscation of his phone. Reportedly Amir’s phone was confiscated by prison personnel after he used it for political purposes which are in violation of prison regulations. During the said phone call, Amir was trying to convince an Israeli rapper to advocate for a formation of a political party that would voice his own extreme far-right views and gets him released from prison.
In solitary confinement, he will receive fluids and be checked by a physician from time to time.
Larissa Trimbobler, who married Amir in 2004, wrote on Facebook last week that “Today is the fifth day of his hunger strike. When the media is publicizing falsehoods about him, Yigal is receiving an additional punishment and is no longer allowed to use electronic devices. This is just another attempt to break his spirit. I pray that G-d gives him strength.”