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Tighrinna, also known as Harit il Yhud (The Jewish Quarter), was a Jewish village located in the Gharyan District of northern Libya. Several hundred metres separated it from Menzel Tighrinna, where the Muslim population lived. [1] In 1943 there were 343 Jews living in the village, which had two synagogues and Jewish cemetery. [1] The population lived in caves. [2] In 1943, the British occupied the region. Soon after, events in Palestine sparked rioting by local Muslims who looted and burnt of Jewish homes. [3] This led to the depopulation of the village, with refugees fleeing to Israel between 1948-51.

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