A pilgrim at the al-Ghriba synagogue. The festivities ended 6 days ago
Update: The Times of Israel is reporting that the assailant yelled: "the nation of Muhammad returns for vengeance!" He was arrested, but apparently released without charge.
Update to the update: Arutz Sheva reports:
"According to local media reports, merchants on the scene were able to
apprehend the perpetrator and turn him in to local police. Justice will
not be served, however; more than a hundred masked men surrounded the
police station and threatened to burn it down if the terrorist was
The police released the assailant immediately."
A Jewish Tunisian man was stabbed in the chest after a fight at the Jewish market in Djerba.It's been a month since the last stabbing. Report in the Forward (with thanks: Lily)
Tunisia’s chief rabbi, Chaim Bitan, was quoted as
telling the news site AfricanManager.com that the unnamed victim
sustained wounds that are not life threatening in the stabbing Thursday
and is currently in hospital. The report did not say what led to the
man’s stabbing, but it said the attacker was a Muslim man.
Last month, a member of the southern Tunisian
island’s 2,000-strong Jewish community was wounded in another stabbing,
which Tunisian police said was not a hate crime.
Approximately 1,500 Jews, including Israelis, visited
Djerba this month for the annual Jewish pilgrimage to the El Ghriba