Yitzhak Rabin's assassin Yigal Amir will remain in solitary confinement for at least another six months, after the Nazareth District Court on Monday rejected his request to be moved to a prison for observant Jews.

Judge Yitzhak Cohen said in his ruling that Amir had "continued to propagate until recently his violent doctrine" to other prisoners.

Amir had asked to be moved from the isolation section at Shata Prison to a wing for religious prisoners at Ayalon Prison, but the Israel Prison Service asked the court to reject Amir's request.

Amir, who strongly opposed the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, gunned down then-prime minister Rabin after a Tel Aviv peace rally on November 4, 1995.