Second Moroccan Jew '\'murdered'\' within 48 hours
An elderly member of Morocco's Jewish community was stabbed to death Saturday, the second killing of a Jewish citizen in days, security officers said.
The 75-year-old man was stabbed as he was leaving his home in Meknes, a northern city in the kingdom, the officials said.
On Thursday, two masked men killed Jewish wood merchant Albert Revivo, 55, by automatic pistol fire at point blank range in Casablanca, Morocco's largest city.
The funeral of Revivo was held Friday in the Jewish-Moroccan cemetery of Ben M'sick in Casablanca.
In addition to the family of the victim, André Azoulay, advisor to King Mohammed VI, chairman of Morocco's Jew community council, Serge Bergudo, and other representatives of political parties and the social society attended the funeral, the MAP reported.
This crime is alien to the civilization and secular cultural of our nation, said Bergudo, adding that that the goal of the authors of the crime "will never be reached."
He deemed that all Moroccans were afflicted by the death of Revivo, not only his family, insisting that we "will not give way to intimidation."
Representative of the Democracy and Modernity Collective, Driss Moussaoui, said "Moroccan Jews were and will remain our brothers, adding that "they are a constancy in the equation of the Moroccan civilization."
He strongly condemned this barbarous act which are "alien to our civilization that is based on coexistence between religions and dread of xenophobia." (Albawaba.com)
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