Location in Morocco

Coordinates: 34°18′42″N 2°9′49″W / 34.31167°N 2.16361°W / 34.31167; -2.16361Coordinates: 34°18′42″N 2°9′49″W / 34.31167°N 2.16361°W / 34.31167; -2.16361
Country  Morocco
Region Oriental
Province Jerada Province
Elevation 879 ft (268 m)
Population (September 2014)[1]
  Total 43,506
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
  Summer (DST) WEST (UTC+1)

Jerada (Berber: ⵊⵔⴰⴷⴰ, Arabic: جرادة, Jrada) is a city in the Oriental region of northeastern Morocco. It is located close to the border with Algeria.

Jerada is the capital city of Jerada Province. According to the 2014 census the municipality had a population of 43,506 people living in 8,953 households.[1]


1948 Anti-Jewish Riots

The 1948 Anti-Jewish Riots in Oujda and Jerada occurred in this city and Oujda. In Jerada the Jewish population, consisting of about a hundred souls, had been surrounded by an uncontrollable mob and attacked with outrageous savagery. [2] Neither children nor old men were spared; thirty-nine Jews lost their lives, thirty were severely injured and others less severely so.[3]


  1. 1 2 "POPULATION LÉGALE DES RÉGIONS, PROVINCES, PRÉFECTURES, MUNICIPALITÉS, ARRONDISSEMENTS ET COMMUNES DU ROYAUME D'APRÈS LES RÉSULTATS DU RGPH 2014" (in Arabic and French). High Commission for Planning, Morocco. 8 April 2015. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  2. Andrew G. Bostom (2008). The legacy of Islamic antisemitism: from sacred texts to solemn history. Prometheus Books. p. 160. Retrieved 6 March 2011.
  3. Dalit Atrakchi (2001). "The Moroccan Nationalist Movement and Its Attitude toward Jews and Zionism". In Michael M. Laskier and Yaacov Lev. The Divergence of Judaism and Islam. University Press of Florida. p. 163.: "...the riots that broke out on 7 June 1948 in the cities of Oujda and Jerada, close to the border between Morocco and Algeria, which served as a transfer station for Moroccan Jews on their way to Israel... It is believed that the riots were brought on by the speech given a short while earlier by Sultan Muḥammad Ben-Yussuf, which inveighed against the Zionists and cried for solidarity with the Arabs fighting in Israel.
    Claims have been made that the French authorities not only knew about these impending events but also goaded and collaborated with the instigators as a provocation against the heads of the Moroccan Independence Party, who could later be blamed for committing murder."

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