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Murder on a political background is usually done by an individual or a small group with the aim of changing political moves, or in protest of events for which the government or some political body is responsible.
A political assassination can change the face of history. For example, the murder of the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, in the city of Sarajevo, was a pretext for starting World War I while the murder of the Prime Minister of Israel, Yitzhak Rabin, He stopped the Oslo Accords and, according to many, the chance for peace with the Palestinian people .

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Henri IV of France Murdered on May 14, 1610, in Paris by the Catholic fanatic François Ravaillac

Abraham Lincoln The 16th president of the United States was assassinated on April 14, 1865 by theater actor John Wilkes Booth during a performance at Ford’s Theater in Washington. The murder happened near the end of the American Civil War, which opposed the abolition of slavery led by Lincoln .

Chaim Arlozorov Chaim Arlozorov, head of the agency’s Jewish department, was murdered on June 16, 1933, on the beach of Tel Aviv. Chaim Arlozorov tried to save the property of the German Jews when the Nazis came to power, and held talks with the German government. The relationship with Germany caused controversy in Israel, especially among the revisionist movement. To this day it is not known who the murderer was ,

Yitzhak Rabin Prime Minister of Israel Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated on November 4, 1995 by Yigal Amir. The murder was carried out after a campaign of incitement by right-wing groups encouraged by extremist rabbis, with the aim of stopping the Oslo Accords between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.
Yigal Amir, shot 3 bullets at Yitzhak Rabin immediately at the end of a rally in Malchai Israel Square (which after the murder was renamed Rabin Square), in support of the peace policy ,

Olof Palma Prime Minister of Sweden, was assassinated on February 28, 1986 in the city of Stockholm. Apparently the killer was a gun enthusiast who hated Palma, but speculations have been made that the murder was carried out by elements from Iran or South Africa mainly because of Palma’s harsh statements against the regimes in these countries.

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