Jellaz Cemetery

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Al-Jallaz cemetery we can see from far away the place of Sidi Belhassen Chadli.

Jellaz Cemetery (also known as al-Jallaz) is a large hillside Muslim cemetery in Tunis, Tunisia, established in the thirteenth century. Located next to the bus station, the cemetery is the largest in the city. The Borj Ali Rais Ottoman fortress is visible from most places in the cemetery.[1] Visiting the cemetery is a duty during Aid el Fitr at the end of Ramadan, when family members clean and whitewash the tombs, which are facing Mecca.

In 1911, mass demonstrations, known as the Tramway Riots,[2] took place at the cemetery against the French, triggered by land registration and entitlement disputes. A bloody confrontation took place after the burial of the wife of an eager propagandist of naturalisation and resulted in the death of 39 people, 9 of them French and 5 of them Italian.[1][3]

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  1. ^ a b Jacobs, Daniel, Morris, Peter (2001). Rough Guide to Tunisia (6 ed.). Rough Guide Travel Guides. p. 94. ISBN 1-85828-748-0. 
  2. ^ "The Young Tunisians movement". Tunisia Association. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 
  3. ^ Tunisia. Eyewitness Guides. 2008. p. 87. 
  4. ^ "Funeral of Youssef Alouane". February 25, 2010. Retrieved July 27, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 36°47′10″N 10°11′04″E / 36.78611°N 10.18444°E / 36.78611; 10.18444