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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. It currently houses the world's oldest Sefer Torah.
The synagogue is the destination of an annual pilgrimage of many Tunisian Jews for the holiday of Lag BaOmer, which takes place after the celebration of Passover.
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.

PREGANDO NELLA GHRIBA

La Ghriba è una delle sinagoghe più antiche e famose del mondo, si trova nell’isola di Djerba in Tunisia. Il sito è da oltre duemila anni un luogo di culto della religione ebraica. Proprio contro questa sinagoga l'11 aprile 2002 fu fatto esplodere un camion carico di esplosivo, uccidendo 21 persone (di cui 14 erano turisti tedeschi) e ferendone molte altre. Nel giugno dello stesso anno l'attentato venne rivendicato da al-Qaida, ma al momento la situazione sull'isola è tranquilla.

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  • Copyright: Luciano Gollini (lousat) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 15974 W: 129 N: 27207] (133123)
  • Genre: Pessoas
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2010-10-07
  • Categories: Vida Diária
  • Exposição: f/4.5, 1/125 segundos
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  • Date Submitted: 2010-10-10 12:37
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