In the backdrop of his efforts to negotiate a ceasefire between Israel
Egyptian President Morsi
on Monday was informed of his sister's death.
Presidential spokesman Yasser Ali said that Morsi's sister Fatma passed away at the age of 58.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
sent Morsi a letter of condolences.
The Egyptian president's sister battled cancer for 10 years and her health deteriorated in the past few months. She was hospitalized at the A-Zagazig University Hospital.
Egyptian website al-Masrawi reported that Morsi arrived at the hospital by helicopter on Tuesday morning to attend his sister's funeral, which will be held at Al the Sharqia district.