Agadir Jewish community head Simon Levy dies

The King of Morocco has sent his condolences on the passing, aged 83, of  Jewish community leader Simon Levy, the Jerusalem Post reports. Levy was born in Essaouira, on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, in 1939. In 1992, he was elected municipal councillor for Agadir and re-elected in 1997. Later in 1997, he was elected to the House of Councillors, the upper house of Morocco’s parliament.

Simon Levy, head of the Agadir Jewish community

Morocco’s King Mohammed VI expressed his condolences to the family of Simon Levy, the leader of the Jewish community in Agadir, after Levy’s passing last week.

The Kingdom of Morocco stated that Mohammed VI “learnt with great sorrow of the death of the late Simon Levy, may God surround him with His holy mercy.”

“On this sad occasion, His Majesty the King expresses to the members of the family of the deceased and to their relatives, to the members of the Moroccan Jewish community and to the friends and admirers of the late Levy, His deepest condolences and His sincere feelings of compassion, imploring God to grant them patience and comfort,” added the kingdom in a statement.

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