Tunisian President Kais Saied has claimed that last week’s attack near a synagogue in Djerba, in which two Jews and three police officers were killed, was not antisemitic, JPost reports.

Saeid made the comments on Saturday, according to the report. According to the Tunisian newspaper La Presse, Saied spoke during his visit to the Ariana district near the capital. A video of the visit and the president's statements was published by Saied's office as well.

According to La Presse, Saied said that "here, in this place where I stand now, Tunisian Jews fleeing the Nazi forces who had pitched their tents here found refuge in this house, that of my grandfather."

Saied responded to Western accusations of antisemitism and said that "these parties do not hesitate to make the false accusations of antisemitism while they turn a deaf ear when it comes to dealing with the plight of the Palestinians who are dying every day. The Palestinian people will succeed against all odds to triumph and recover their despoiled land."... Read More: Arutz-7