posted on Jun, 30 2012 @ 04:08 PM
Well it is certainly true that only the good die young, I am glad to see another bigot finally go below the ground, I can only hope the future
generations of Israel will be more tolerant though frankly I wouldnt hold my breath
His obituary from the bbc can be found here
In Palestine, he joined an underground organisation, Irgun Zvai Leumi, led by another future Israeli prime minister, Menachem Begin, and
dedicated to fighting for an independent Jewish state.
But Irgun was not militant enough for Shamir, who believed that violence was the way to get results, and in 1940 he joined - and later led - the more
extreme Stern Gang.
The British Foreign Office in the 1940s described him as "among the most fanatical terrorist leaders".
It was they who in 1946 blew up the King David Hotel, the British headquarters in Jerusalem, with the loss of 88 lives (15 of them Jewish), and killed
the United Nations mediator, Count Bernadotte.
Shamir was twice arrested by the British and twice escaped, finally returning after the 1948 declaration of the state of Israel.
(visit the link for the full news article)