Fingers of Accusation Pointed That Tunisian “Ennahda” Movement involved in Djerba Attack

Two Tunisian experts, one political and the other judicial, commenting on Sky News Arabia, agree with this opinion, presenting the evidence on which they base their accusation, including Ennahda’s “willingness” to employ people who are affiliated in the security services, during his reign over the country. “.

On Thursday morning, the political and parliamentary blocs called for a “comprehensive review of security policies, to uncover the shortcomings of the Ennahdha brotherhood movement during its reign in Tunisia”, in light of the attack that took place on Wednesday and which made 6 dead, including the author of the attack, a national guard soldier, who fired bullets indiscriminately. Random visitors and security forces.

Direct accusations

Representative Fatima Al-Masdi told a plenary session of parliament on Thursday that the Djerba incident “proved Ennahda’s penetration into the security establishment”, calling for a review of all appointments in the security apparatus that took place during the 10 years in which the led the country (2011-2021), and demanded the dissolution of the movement and to classify it as a terrorist organization.

The United Democratic Patriots Party also accused Ennahda of being behind the attack, saying “the spread of terrorism coincided with its rise to power in 2011”.

In his first comment on the attack, Tunisian President Kais Saied declared on Wednesday evening that “the aim of the attack is to destabilize, but they will not be able to do it”, indicating that there is “a State and institutions”. and that the Tunisian people “know very well the schemes of the criminals”.

Proof of involvement

Tunisian political analyst Nizar al-Jilidi argues for three pieces of evidence of Ennahda’s involvement in the terrorist attack, namely:

The time has come, because the movement is currently facing unprecedented pressures: its top leaders, led by its president Rashid Ghannouchi, are facing trials, and the legal and political demands for its dissolution are intense. The nature of the operation, since it targeted a religious institution with the aim of blowing up the current tourist season, after signs of a resumption of tourism in the service of the Tunisian economy. The perpetrator of the attack, a member of the security forces, graduated in 2017, and it is possible that he belongs to Al-Nahda, since the Brotherhood movement ruled the country at the time.

Based on the above, Al-Jalidi called for a “comprehensive review of the security establishment in light of the recent incident”.

Beat from within

According to the Tunisian jurist Hazem Al-Kasuri, the Brotherhood movement “chose to strike Tunisia from within with terrorism in order to thwart its reform path”.

Al-Kasuri builds Ennahda’s involvement in the attack on the basis of his “overt infiltration of the state apparatus during his rule over the country, when he employed many of his affiliated elements within sensitive”.

Attack developments

The death toll from the attack on the Ghriba synagogue in Djerba during the annual Jewish pilgrimage ceremony stands at 6 dead, after the death of a third security guard, the official news agency said.

The dead are 3 security agents, two Jewish visitors, a Tunisian and a Frenchman, in addition to the author of the operation, while other injured members of the security forces are being treated in hospital.

Tunisian authorities have been fighting unprecedented battles against Ennahda’s infiltration into state institutions, since the decisions of the Tunisian president, described as “revolutionary” on July 25, 2021, removed him from power.

In recent months, a new parliament has been elected and a new constitution drafted for the country, alongside the investigation into the movement’s leaders, who are implicated in accusations of financial and political corruption, terrorism and foreign funding .

These decisions included dissolving the movement-controlled government, freezing and dissolving parliament, and reforms to the judiciary and the economy.

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