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Hundreds of Jews flock to Tunisian synagogue despite threats

(JNS.org) Hundreds of Jews made a pilgrimage last week to the ancient Tunisian synagogue of El Ghriba on the island of Djerba, despite warnings of a possible terror attack against Jewish targets. “There is a lot of security, there are soldiers and police everywhere, and that is very reassuring to us,” French-Jewish tourist Lorine Bendayan told AFP. In advance of the pilgrimage, Tunisian Interior Minister Mohamed Nahem Gharsalli and security officials visited Djerba to prepare for the gathering. Gharsalli promised that Tunisia would protect its Jewish population. “Tunisia is able to protect Jews and all its guests better than any other country,” said Gharsalli, AllAfrica.com reported.

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