Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi delivers a speech during a ceremony marking May Day and organised with the Tunisian General Labor Union (UGTT), on May 1, 2015, in the capital Tunis. AFP PHOTO / FETHI BELAID
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Tunisia said Sunday security measures have already been taken to protect Jewish pilgrims at a religious festival next week on the island of Djerba, after Israel warned of "concrete threats".Beginning 33 days after the start of the Jewish Passover festival, the Ghriba pilgrimage used to attract thousands of pilgrims from France and Israel and other tourists.Tunisian Jews now number around 1,500, compared with an estimated 100,000 when Tunisia gained independence in 1956 .The Israeli Counter-Terrorism Bureau said it was advising people against visiting Tunisia in view of the "threats".
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