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Shooting attack in Tunisia synagogue kills at least four

Tunisian authorities are now investigating the attack on the ancient El-Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba, where two guards and two Jewish visitors were shot and killed.
Tunisian synagogue Djerba

A Tunisian security officer carried out a deadly attack against Jews worshipping at the historic El-Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba on Tuesday evening, killing two Jewish visitors and two Tunisian guards. 

The attack occurred during the festive Lag BaOmer holiday when Tunisian Jews from abroad — including Israel — visit the island. 

One Jewish artist based in Tunis said that the incident has shaken the community. 

"We feel it as Tunisian Jews. It is, of course, a big crisis for us," Rafram Chaddad told Al-Monitor. "It’s about confidence. We have our history here."

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