Tunisian court seeks arrest of Djerba petrol bombers

 It looks like the authorities are determined to take seriously anti-Jewish incidents on the island of Djerba, in which petrol bombs were thrown at a synagogue and school during three nights of rioting.

 Damage at the Rabbi Betsalel synagogue on Djerba, which is used by students of the Talmud.

An investigating
judge at the Medenine Court of First Instance in Tunisia has issued an arrest
warrant for five suspects involved in the burning of a place of worship
in Djerba, a legal source told Tunisie Numerique last week.

 
A Jewish place of worship, located in the district of
Houmet Souk in Djerba, was burned by five people during night protests that
erupted in several parts of the country.

The
investigations were able to apprehend the suspects, whose act is
motivated neither by religious considerations nor terrorists, according
to security officials.

There are about 1,000 Jews still living on the island of Djerba.

Read article in full (French)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

About

This website is dedicated to preserving the memory of the near-extinct Jewish communities, of the Middle East and North Africa, documenting the stories of the Jewish refugees and their current struggle for recognition and restitution.

Point of No Return

Jewish Refugees from Arab and Muslim Countries

One-stop blog on the Middle East's
forgotten Jewish refugees - updated daily.