EJC condemns terror attack on Djerba synagogue

(Brussels, May 10, 2023) – The European Jewish Congress expresses shock and outrage at the deadly terror attack at the Al-Ghriba Synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba last night.

At least four people were killed on Tuesday night when a terrorist opened fire at people gathered at the site for the annual pilgrimage marking the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’Omer.

Two Jewish cousins from Tunisia and France were murdered alongside two Tunisian police guards at the site.

“Terror attacks continue to target Jews around the world even when they are gathered in prayer, as we know from countless experiences over the years including at this very synagogue,” EJC President Ariel Muzicant said. “The threat of terror remains real and all countries have heavy responsibilities to isolate not only the terror organisations but also the terror states who support them.”

“We send our deep condolences to the families of the victims and our deep gratitude for the swift actions of the Tunisian police that undoubtedly prevented what would have been an intended mass murder inside the synagogue.

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