El Ghriba synagogue
|El Ghriba Synagogue|
Interior of El Ghriba Synagogue
The ancient El Ghriba Synagogue, (Arabic: معبد الغريبة), also known as the Djerba Synagogue, is located on the Tunisian island of Djerba. It is situated in the Jewish village of Hara Seghira, (currently known as Er-Riadh), several kilometres southwest of Houmt Souk, the capital of Djerba.
On Simchat Torah 1985, one of the policemen charged with the security of the synagogue opened fire at the congregation causing the death of three people, including a child.
On April 11, 2002, a truck full of explosives was detonated close to the synagogue, killing 21 people, of whom 14 were German tourists, 2 French nationals and 5 Tunisians. Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the Ghriba synagogue bombing.
- El Ghriba Synagogue - Web video produced by blogger Andy Carvin
- El Ghriba Synagogue, Djerba, Tunisia
- Virtual tour 
- Jewish communities of the world, Avi Beker, World Jewish Congress, Published by World Jewish Congress, 1996, p. 212
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