2 killed in Djerba synagogue attack named as cousins Aviel and Benjamin Haddad

In this picture taken on May 9, 2023, police secure an area near the Ghriba synagogue following a shooting attack on the resort island of Djerba (YASSINE MAHJOUB / AFP)
In this picture taken on May 9, 2023, police secure an area near the Ghriba synagogue following a shooting attack on the resort island of Djerba (YASSINE MAHJOUB / AFP)

The two worshipers killed in a Tunisia synagogue are named as Aviel Haddad, a 30-year-old dual citizen of Tunisia and Israel and his cousin, Benjamin Haddad, a French-Jewish businessman living in France.

A police officer shot and killed the cousins as they were participating in an annual pilgrimage to a renowned Tunisian synagogue on the island of Djerba, as well as two members of the security services, before he was killed.

Four other visitors to the Ghriba synagogue on Djerba island and five more security officers were wounded in the attack, according to the Tunisian interior ministry.

Earlier, the Foreign Ministry said it was in contact with the family of the murdered Israeli.

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