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Islamists target Morocco's Jews

Violent Islamists have murdered two members of Morocco’s shrinking Jewish community in the past four days and look set to drive out most of the remaining members of a community whose history stretches back centuries. The stabbing to death of 75-year-old Elie Afrat as he left his house in Meknes, 90 miles east of Rabat, to go to the synagogue on Saturday has finally shattered what the Moroccan authorities had always held up as a model of coexistence between Muslims and Jews. The killing of Mr Afrat, one of just 120 Jews left in Meknes, came two days after a similar murder in Casablanca. On that occasion the victim was Albert Revivo, 55, a timber trader in the city’s Lakria market. Full Story

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