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Tunisia Minister rejects accusations of normalising relations with Israel

Protests in support of Palestinians in Tunis, Tunisia on 11 May 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]
Protest in support of Palestinians in Tunis, Tunisia on 11 May 2021 [Yassine Gaidi/Anadolu Agency]

Tunisian Minister of Religious Affairs, Ibrahim Echaib, dismissed accusations made against the government about alleged normalisation of relations with Israel, ahead of the annual pilgrimage of Jews to El-Ghriba Synagogue on the island of Djerba in the south-east of the country.

"These accusations are [about] … scoring political points," he said, adding that "Tunisia's stance against normalisation" of relations with Israel is solid and clear.

He also said that such accusations harm the image of Tunisia and the island of Djerba.

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