In the absence of a will, how is the estate successors determined in Israel?

A person is entitled to leave property to anyone he/she wishes in a will. In the absence of a will, the Inheritance Law determines that the estate should be distributed between the deceased´s close relatives, depend upon how close their blood relations were with the deceased. Heirs of the first degree inherit first. Potential heirs of the next degree inherit only if there are no heirs on the closer degree.