Egypt Jewish community leader laid to rest

CAIRO – The deputy head of Egypt's small Jewish community was laid to rest on Tuesday in Cairo.

Nadia Haroun, a lawyer by profession, died on Thursday after suffering a heart attack.

Scores of Egyptian Jews, public figures and foreign diplomats attended her funeral in Cairo's southern suburbs.

There is no official estimate for the number of Jews in Egypt, but a 2004 census indicated that they account for less than 1 percent of the national population.

Most Jews left Egypt following the 1952 revolution that unseated King Farouq.

By Hagar al-Dosoki

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