Tunisian Jewish Community Targeted as Anti-Regime Protests Rage

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The Jerusalem Post reports: The Jewish community of Djerba was targeted on Tuesday night, as violent anti-government protests raged elsewhere in the country.

Perez Trabelsi, the head of the local Jewish community, told Reuters that firebombs had been thrown at the Jewish school on the tourist resort island of Djerba, causing some damage but no injuries.

There were no protests in Djerba but locals said the assailants had exploited the fact that there was a reduced security presence as police were busy elsewhere combating anti-government protests around the country. “Unknown people took the opportunity of the protests and threw Molotov cocktails into the lobby of a Jewish religious school in Djerba,” Trabelsi said.

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