The Jewish Community of Cairo has announced the death of Marcelle, mother of the current president, Magda Haroun.
Marcelle was married to politician Shehata Haroun and they had three daughters: Nadia predeceased Marcelle. Another had a terminal illness and died many years previously.
Announcing Marcelle's death aged 93, the JCC said: "With her passing, the Jewish Community in Cairo has regretfully lost one of its pillars who will be sorely missed."
The shiva for Marcelle will be held on on Sunday, July 7, 2019 at 2019 pm at the Adly St synagogue.