Mob sets fire to synagogue courtyard in Tunisia — reports

A fire in the courtyard of a Tunisia synagogue on February 25, 2024. (Screen capture/Facebook)
A fire in the courtyard of a Tunisia synagogue on February 25, 2024. (Screen capture/Facebook)

A mob in Tunisia targeted a synagogue in the southeastern city of Sfax, setting fire to the building’s courtyard on Sunday, local media reports.

It is the latest apparent antisemitic attack against the backdrop of the ongoing Israel-Hamas war.

No one was hurt in the attack, which took place in a city where none of Tunisia’s small Jewish population lives.

Media reports say the synagogue’s windows were also damaged in the attack but that firefighters managed to gain control of the blaze before it engulfed the building itself.

Numbering over 100,000 Jews in 1948, the Tunisian Jewish community is now estimated to amount to less than 1,000.

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