Arsonists Strike Synagogue in Tunis

| February 1, 2011

A synagogue in the village of El Hamma, in the southern Gabes region of Tunisia was set on fire Monday night, its Torah scrolls reportedly burnt.

Though the village—once home to a sizeable Jewish community—no longer has any Jewish residents, the incident is disturbing to Tunis’s Jewish community, Rabbi Shmuel Pinson, Chabad representative to the country, told

According to Pinson, who recently visited the village, it appears to be an isolated incident. “The transitional government has taken every step to ensure the safety of the Jewish community,” he said.

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