Kristal, a resident of the coastal city of Haifa, was given a certificate by Guinness World Records past year, acknowledging his status as the oldest known man living.
During World War I, Kristal was separated from his parents, according to a post from the Guinness Book of World Records. He is survived by two of those children, and many more grandkids and great-grandchildren.
Born to an Orthodox Jewish family in Poland in 1903, his grandson said Kristal was just a child during WWI.
"I believe that everything is determined from above and we shall never know the reasons why", Kristal said.
The World Jewish Congress, an worldwide federation of Jewish communities, honored his death on Twitter, writing: "Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal was the oldest man in the world".
The 1916 original celebration had not taken place because of the First World War. "There have been smarter, stronger and better looking men then (sic) me who are no longer alive".
Jeanne Calment, a French woman, had the longest confirmed human lifespan, according to Guinness.