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Revivo Albert


Albert Revivo, a 55-year-old respected member of the Moroccan Jewish community and a successful wood trader, tragically lost his life in an act of violence that shook the community to its core. On September 11, 2003, as he was leaving his store in Casablanca's Lakria market, Revivo fell victim to a fatal shooting. This horrendous act was one of two murders targeting members of Morocco's Jewish community within just three days, highlighting a surge in antisemitic sentiments and violence within the country.
Revivo's murder, initially speculated to be related to the black market and smuggling, was later understood as part of a broader pattern of targeted attacks against Jews, signaling a dangerous rise in Islamist militancy in Morocco. His untimely death came in the wake of a series of suicide bombings on May 16, 2003, that had already instilled fear and uncertainty among the Jewish and wider communities in Morocco. Among the targets of those bombings was a Jewish center in Casablanca, underscoring the specific threat faced by Moroccan Jews from violent Islamist groups.
Albert Revivo's life and tragic death highlight the precarious situation of Jews in Morocco, a country with a rich history of Jewish presence dating back centuries but now witnessing a sharp decline in its Jewish population due to emigration driven by fears for safety and the desire for a more secure future. Revivo's murder, along with the subsequent killing of Eli Afriat, served as a stark reminder of the vulnerabilities faced by the Jewish community in Morocco and contributed to a growing sense of urgency among Moroccan Jews regarding their long-term safety and viability in the country.
As the community mourns the loss of a cherished individual, the memory of Albert Revivo remains a call to awareness and action against antisemitism and violence, ensuring that his legacy inspires efforts toward peace, tolerance, and the protection of vulnerable communities everywhere.

Revivo Albert
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