Security high for annual Jewish pilgrimage in Tunisia

May 7, 2015 02:56

Africa's oldest synagogue played host on Wednesday  to a religious gathering of hundreds of Jews.

The pilgrimage took place two months after attacks on the Bardo Museum in Tunisia's capital Tunis which left 22 people dead.

There were 500 visitors for the pilgrimage this year, according to Rene Trabelsi, who runs a travel agency in Paris and organises the pilgrimage.

Most of them are French and around a dozen are Tunisians living in Israel.

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