Study: 20 years later, Rabin assassination conspiracy theories have risen dramatically online

Support for conspiracy theories around the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and praise for his murderer has risen dramatically in recent years on social networking, as part of a wider phenomenon of growing incitement in Israel, according to a study.

“The Hate Report”, an online report compiled by the Berl Kaznelson Foundation, has found that out of 90,000 mentions of Rabin on the Internet and social media since the beginning of the year, some 22,000 showed support for conspiracy theories surrounding the murder, 9,000 said assassin Yigal Amir is innocent, 1,800 called for him to be released, and the majority of those 22,000 said that the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) or Shimon Peres were directly responsible for his murder.

Some 200 people expressed their belief that Yitzhak Rabin is still alive.


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