Thousands of Israelis, along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton, are gathering at the Tel Aviv square where Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated to mark the 20th anniversary of the former prime minister's death and remember his call for peace.

Rabin was gunned down on Nov. 4, 1995 by a Jewish extremist who opposed his policy of trading land with the Palestinians for peace.

Rabin's government negotiated the first interim peace accord with the Palestinians in 1993. He won a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.

Saturday night's rally at the square that bears Rabin's name has become an annual pilgrimage for many Israelis to pay tribute to the slain leader. Participants waved Israeli flags and carried banners calling for peace.

Israel officially marked the anniversary Monday.