Shmuel Ben-Artzi (Kobe Gideon)
Shmuel Ben-Artzi in 2007 Photo by Kobe Gideon
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The father of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's wife Sara died on Wednesday at the age of 97.

Shmuel Ben-Artzi passed away at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem.

Ben-Artzi, born in 1914, was a writer and educator. During the pre-state era, he was a member of the Irgun paramilitary group.

Before his death, Ben-Artzi lived at the prime minister's residence in Jerusalem.

קראו כתבה זו בעברית: מת שמואל בן ארצי, אביה של אשת ראש הממשלה