Sunday, October 12, 2014

Boy almost kidnapped on Djerba

 Shimon Ohayon MK: antisemitism more serious


A Jewish boy narrowly escaped a kidnap attempt in broad daylight on the island of Djerba, a sign that antisemitic incidents were becoming bolder and more serious. Arutz Sheva reports:

A report Sunday said that Muslims had attempted to kidnap a Jewish child on the island of Djerba, in Tunisia. The report said that three Muslim thugs had attempted to kidnap the 12-year-old Jewish child in the center of the Jewish neighborhood on the island last Wednesday, on the eve of the holiday of Sukkot.

The youth managed to get away. He confirmed the story, telling community members that an elderly man who arrived in the neighborhood by taxi had ordered him to get into the vehicle. He refused to do so, and two large Muslim men approached him, apparently with the intent to grab him. The youth started screaming and yelling, and the Muslims pulled away in their vehicle.

Officials of the community filed a police complaint over the matter, and an investigation was opened. Police reportedly told family and community members that they were investigating lines of motive, beyond just anti-Semitism.

About 1,000 Jews live on Djerba, which in the past was home to a large and thriving Jewish community. Commenting on the manner, MK Shimon Ohayon, whose family hails from the community, told the NRG news site that recent incidents of anti-Semitism were becoming bolder and more serious, “to the extent that they are willing to kidnap a child in broad daylight.”

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5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know this is not the focus of the blog, but.... for some reason I stumbled upon this interview, and I must say I was very touched by it:
http://www.nrg.co.il/online/54/ART2/341/076.html

Sylvia said...

The jihadist mafia at work in Tunisia? They are everywhere now including Israel.

What I find utterly repugnant right next to their monstruous beheadings, is the Mondoputes's running to ptovide them with attenuating circumstances. That right there should tell you who is buttering the Mondoputes' bread.

Sylvia said...

Anonymous
This is a very touching story. We wish the couple all the best even though it's not going to be easy, as they probably already know.

Anonymous said...

Sylvia,

There's no couple. The man was depressed and committed suicide years ago.

Sylvia said...

That's horrible. How did I miss that? She looked for him after she returned I thought she found him.
Sorry for that.

I'm going back to the story.