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Tunisian synagogue attack disputed


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/tunisian_synagogue_attack_disputed_20110202

A Tunisian synagogue was not the target of arsonists, a Jewish leader asserted, contradicting another leader. Jewish community leader Perez Trabelsi on Tuesday told the French news agency AFP that the synagogue in the southern Gabes region was burned Monday night by arsonists; he said the Torah scrolls were damaged in the fire. "I condemn this action and I believe those who did it want to create divisions between Jews and Muslims in Tunisia who have lived for decades in peace," Trabelsi later told Reuters.

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