The historic Jewish cemetery of Meknes in central Morocco was re-inaugurated after months of restoration work.
Members of the Jewish community of Morocco and several foreign countries including France, Belgium, Canada, and Israel attended the ceremony.
The cemetery of Meknes is unique with tombs embedded in the historic wall. Its rehabilitation was prompted by a directive of King Mohammed VI.
500 Moroccan Jews, most of whom are from Meknes attended the inauguration.
“Today it’s special day because we want to teach and highlight the history of Meknes Jewish Community ” said Serge Berdugo, Secretary-General of the Council of Jewish Communities of Morocco.
The royal initiative has allowed the safeguarding and preservation of more than 170 cemeteries across the kingdom.