Obit: Shulamit Shamir, wife of exprime minister

Shulamit Shamir, the wife of former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, died July 29 in Tel Aviv. She was 88. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a statement of condolence to her family.

Shulamit was born in Bulgaria in 1923. She was arrested upon arrival in pre-state Israel due to a limitation on Jewish immigration, and was sent to a detention camp. There she met Yitzhak, held for his activities in a Jewish underground group. They married in 1944.

Shulamit, who was a fighter in the pre-state underground group Lehi, is survived by her husband, Yitzhak, 95, two children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Yitzhak Shamir served as prime minister from 1983-84 and again between 1986-1992. — ap & jta