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 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.