Tunisian president to meet head of Jewish community after synagogue attack

Police officers and soldiers stand near Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia, May 10, 2023. (Moncef Abidi/AP)
Police officers and soldiers stand near Ghriba synagogue in Djerba, Tunisia, May 10, 2023. (Moncef Abidi/AP)

Tunisian President Kais Saied has invited the head of the country’s Jewish community for a meeting, days after a deadly attack on a local synagogue, Israel’s Kan public broadcaster reports.

The report says Saied will host Chief Rabbi Haim Bitan at the presidential place tomorrow.

The meeting comes a week after a gunman killed five people in an attack on an ancient synagogue on the Tunisian island of Djerba during an annual pilgrimage.

Among the dead were two Jewish cousins, Aviel Haddad, 30, and Benjamin Haddad, 43, as well as three security guards.

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