Several Jews Injured on Tunisian Island of Djerba

Several Jews were injured on the Tunisian Island of Djerba earlier this week when pro-Palestinian demonstrators attacked people going to the synagogue to attend special Succoth services.

According to unconfirmed reports, one man had his ear cut off in a scuffle while on his way to the Um Suk Synagogue on the island Two cars belonging to Jewish businessmen were stoned and slightly damaged, the reports say.

In the city of Zarzis, in the south of Tunisia, a woman suffered face cuts during last month’s anti-Semitic incidents, according to Jewish travelers returning from Tunis. Earlier reports said that there had been no Jewish victims and that the damage to Jewish-owned property had only been slight.

The Tunisian press reported yesterday that 26 demonstrators suspected of having taken part in the anti-Jewish attacks have been detained. The papers said the police investigation is continuing and more arrests are expected.

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