Dozens of youths were killed and hundreds injured during an uprising against the rule of then-president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in 2011.
President Kais Saied accused those who took part in an "illegal" parliament session of being part of "a conspiracy against the security of the state."
President Kais Saied outraged his opponents and alarmed democratic foreign allies with his announcement last week that he was dissolving the Supreme Judicial Council.
About 3,000 demonstrators gathered in Tunis on Sunday under a heavy police presence to protest against Tunisian President Kais Saied's seizure of governing powers and called on him to step down.
Tunisian military deployed to the government palace in the Kasbah in Tunis on Monday and stopped government workers from entering the building after Saied ousted the government.
Prior to the denial by the president’s office, the Conference of European Rabbis protested in a statement what they believed to be an antisemitic remark by Saied.
"The President of Tunisia a few minutes ago called up the chief rabbi of Djerba, Rabbi Haim Bitan and apologized for his diatribe against the Jews, faulting them for unrest in the country."
"This is my view on the Zionist entity and it will not change... We are in a situation of war with Zionism, and normalization is treachery."