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Nadia Haroun, deputy head of Egypt’s dwindling Jewish community, dies

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Posted on Mar. 11, 2014 at 2:04 pm

Nadia Haroun, the deputy head of Egypt’s tiny Jewish community, has died.

Haroun, 59, whose sister, Magda, heads the community, was buried Tuesday in Cairo. She died after suffering a heart attack last week.

Hundreds attended Haroun’s funeral, including several Egyptian public figures, Ahram Online reported.

Haroun was a lawyer and an architect. Her father, Chehata, was a nationalist politician who was anti-Zionist.

There reportedly are fewer than 100 Jews living in Egypt.

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