Former Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Shamir died on Saturday at a nursing home in Herzliya, near Tel Aviv. He was 96.
Shamir was Israel's seventh prime minister and served from 1983 to 1984 and 1986 to 1992. He was a hardliner and believed that Israel should not give up land for peace.
Shamir suffered from Alzheimer's Disease. His body will be laid to rest with state honors on Monday. His wife Shulamit died last year.
by RTT Staff Writer
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