February 1, 2011 / 1:37 PM / 8 years ago

Tunisia synagogue set alight by arsonists overnight

TUNIS, Feb 1 (Reuters) - A synagogue was set on fire by arsonists in the Tunisian city of Ghabes overnight, a spokesman for the Jewish community said on Tuesday.

“I condemn this action and I believe those who did it want to create divisions between Jews and Muslims in Tunisia who have lived for decades in peace,” Peres Trabelsi told Reuters.

Mainly Muslim Tunisia has one of the largest Jewish communities in North Africa, but attacks are rare.

Sprodic acts of looting and sabotage have broken out in the country since weeks of protests ousted Zine al-Abdine Ben Ali last month after 23 years of police rule. (Reporting by Tarek Amara, Writing by Lin Noueihed; Editing by Matthew Jones)

0 : 0
  • narrow-browser-and-phone
  • medium-browser-and-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser
  • wide-browser-and-larger
  • medium-browser-and-landscape-tablet
  • medium-wide-browser-and-larger
  • above-phone
  • portrait-tablet-and-above
  • above-portrait-tablet
  • landscape-tablet-and-above
  • landscape-tablet-and-medium-wide-browser
  • portrait-tablet-and-below
  • landscape-tablet-and-below