Amos Oz, the leading Israeli author and peace advocate between Israel and the Palestinians, died of cancer at 79. Fania Oz-Salzberger, his son, wrote a tweet: "My beloved father, Amos Oz, a wonderful family man, an author, a man of peace and moderation, died today peacefully after a short battle against cancer "
Amos Oz is one of the most important Israeli writers of fiction and documentary, best known for his novel "Black Box", for his collection of essays "In the land of Israel" and his autobiographical novel "A Tale of Love and Darkness. "He has long been a nominee for the Nobel Prize for Literature.
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin declared: "A story of love and light and now of darkness, a great sorrow falls on us...", "He was a great creator and a huge spirit, rest in peace, dear."