A synagogue was burned in Sfax in a suspected arson attack

Unknown assailants attempted to torch a historical synagogue in Sfax, Tunisia in an apparent antisemitic arson attack.

The fire itself was contained to the courtyard of the Edmond Azria Synaogue, with no injuries reported.

According to local news outlet, a dozen palm trees outside of the building were burned and the synagogue’s windows were damaged

The attack comes after another synagogue was torched in October 2023, shortly after the Hamas massacres which triggered the current conflict.

Hundreds of pro-Palestinian rioters descended upon the Al Hammah synagogue in central Tunisia, torching the building, then putting up Palestinian flags in the ruins.

In May 2023, five people were murdered in an antisemitic terror attack. a gunman targeted Jewish pilgrims visiting a synagogue on the nearby Tunisian island of Djerba.


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