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(jär`–), island, 197 sq mi (510 sq km), SE Tunisia, in the Mediterranean Sea at S entrance to the Gulf of Qabis. Fruit and olives are grown on the island, once identified as the land of the lotus eaters. It was anciently an important Phoenician trading center, and much later a base for Spanish and Ottoman corsairs. The island's extensive Roman remains and beaches make the island a popular tourist destination, and the El Ghriba synagogue is the site of an annual pilgrimmage. Jerba has an international airport.
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Egypt's Civil Aviation Minister, Hossam Kamal told AFP that "1,796 people had been taken to Jerba and another 1,355 were scheduled to be transferred there on Sunday, when five flights to Egypt were planned.
Beach res orts include Tabarka, Hammamet, Sousse and Jerba.
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It said Health Minister Mohammed Hijazi and Social Affairs Minister Ibrahim Sherif arrived on Sunday in the tourist resort of Jerba, southern Tunisia, where the talks were underway.
North Africa is a strategic region for our expansion plans and we will continue to seek additional opportunities in Tunisia, in Jerba and Hammamet; in Morocco, in Casablanca and Marrakech, as well as in Egypt.
Del Rosario's two-and-a-half-hour trip late Sunday back to the Tunisian border region of Jerba with the Filipino workers aboard buses and vans passed off without any security problems, foreign affairs spokesman Ed Malaya said.
TUNISIA Combine culture and relaxation with three nights at the Dar Said in Sidi Bou Said in North Africa followed by four nights on the island of Jerba at the Movenpick Ulysse Palace (right).
The project will finance construction of a fifth cell in the Djebel Chekir landfill (the largest landfill in Tunisia) including the construction and operation of a biogas management system, and nine new landfills designed along the principles of sustainable management of municipal solid waste in Bizerte, Nabeul, Sousse, Monastir, Kairouan, Sfax, Gabes, Jerba, and Medinine.
TUNISIA Wigmore (020 7836 4999) offers four nights' B&B on island of Jerba in charming Dar Dhiafa for pounds 630 for travel until March 29, incl return flights ex-Gatwick/Heathrow, guide and silver-plated luggage tag.
A titulo de ejemplo, el 10 de mayo de 2006 un hombre de negocios valenciano, Enrique Cerda (Kike), y un ciudado pakistani instalado en Logrono, Ahmed Rukhsar, eran condenados a cinco anos de prision por la Audiencia Nacional por financiar a traves del numero tres de Al Qaida y su jefe militar, Khalid Shaykh Mohammed (Munkhtar), el ataque suicida contra la sinagoga de La Ghriba en Jerba (Tunez) que provoco 21 muertos y una treintena de heridos el 11 de abril de 2002.
The Communities of Jerba, Tunisia (New York: Harwood Academic, 1984) at 117, cited in Alcalay, supra note 21 at 21.