Tunisian president pledges safety for Tunisian Jews

April 12, 2012 10:12

DJERBA, Tunisia – On a visit to a synagogue that had been bombed 10 years ago, Tunisian President Moncef Marzouki said Tunisia is committed to the security of its Jews and that they are equal citizens under the law.

Marzouki also said he had invited a group of Jewish school children to visit his office at the Carthage Presidential Palace. The president has recently invited groups of school children to his office as a way of opening the Tunisian presidency to the public following last year’s revolution.

Marzouki made his remarks as part of a ceremony on Wednesday to mark the 10-year anniversary of the 2002 al-Qaida truck bombing attack on the El Ghriba synagogue in Djerba. Twenty-one people were killed in the attack.

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