Medenine — 1,500 to 2,000 pilgrims are expected this year, said President of Ghriba Committee Perez Trabelsi. They will arrive to Tunisia as of Friday, he indicated.
"British, American and French personalities and diplomats will be among visitors of Ghriba synagogue on May 25-26," he further indicated.
Roughly one hundred journalists from Germany, France, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands are expected in Tunisia from May 20 to 23, said Local Tourism Officer Ahmed Kalboussi.
"Preparations are well underway as it is the case every year," he said.
An exhibition is due in "El Oukala," a commercial and cultural space in front of the synagogue, along with tasting sessions of traditional food.
Security was also ramped up in the vicinity of the synagogue and vehicle and identity checks are carried out, in particular in El Hara Esseghira.