The gunman, a member of the nationwide guard, killed a colleague earlier than trying to entry the temple and capturing indiscriminately at safety items stationed there, in line with the Inside Ministry. Earlier than the shooter was capable of attain the temple, safety officers confronted and killed him, the ministry stated.
5 safety brokers and 4 guests have been injured as effectively.
אירוע חריג בבית כנסת בג’רבה | גורמים ישראלים: ירי בוצע לעבר המאבטחים שהוצבו במקום, אין דיווח על נפגעים באירוע • במקום שהו מאות אנשים בהילולת רבי שמעון בר יוחאי@AmichaiStein1 @kaisos1987 pic.twitter.com/c89iPbiAQe
— כאן חדשות (@kann_news) May 9, 2023
Yearly, Jewish worshipers journey to the Tunisian island of Djerba, residence to one of many largest Jewish communities within the Arab world. The island can also be residence to the two,500-year-old Ghriba synagogue — Africa’s oldest.
U.S. Ambassador Joey Hood, together with Deborah Lipstadt, the U.S. envoy to observe and fight antisemitism, and Tunisian officers, visited the synagogue the day earlier than to open the pilgrimage celebration, in line with a tweet by the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, the nation’s capital.
“This instance of coexistence in Tunisia reinforces our shared dedication to multiculturalism and the safety of spiritual freedom,” the U.S. Embassy wrote.
In Tunisia, the place Muslims, Jews, and Christians have lived facet by facet for hundreds of years, pilgrims from all over the world gathered on the island of Djerba final night time for the annual Lag B’Omer celebration. Ambassador Joey Hood and visiting Particular Envoy to Monitor and Fight… pic.twitter.com/6AqQPVNF8k
— U.S. Embassy Tunis (@usembassytunis) May 9, 2023
In April 2002, an attacker linked to al-Qaeda killed 21 folks, largely German vacationers, exterior the Ghriba synagogue by detonating a truck full of explosives. The synagogue has since applied tighter safety.