Shulamit Shamir, the wife of former prime minister Yitzhak Shamir, died on Friday in Tel Aviv at the age of 88. Shulamit Shamir immigrated to Israel from Bulgaria in 1941 and was sent to prison because she came to Mandatory Palestine illegally, on a rickety boat. She joined Lehi (the Stern Group) and met Yitzhak Shamir. The former prime minister will turn 96 in October.
In 2004, his health declined and he was moved to a nursing home. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu spoke with the family and sent his condolences on behalf of the nation.