The swift intervention of Tunisian forces in this incident prevented a much worse tragedy, as hundreds of pilgrims were present in the historic Ghriba Synagogue at the time of the attack. Now, a preliminary criminal investigation is underway to assess exactly what led to this shooting. Tunis is deeply committed to ensuring the well-being of everyone in its territory.
The deadly rampage in Djerba is tragic and worthy of the strongest condemnation, but it should also be made clear that it was an explicitly antisemitic act of terrorism and it must be identified as such. Tunisian authorities may be quick to offer generic platitudes of sorrow, but their refusal to call out antisemitism shows that they are not serious about protecting the Jewish community.
There's a 50% chance that at least seven Arab League member states will have normalized relations with Israel in 2027, according to the Metaculus prediction community.