A Jewish school in Montreal was targeted by gunfire. For the second time in a week

A Jewish school in Montreal was targeted by gunfire. For the second time in a week
A Jewish school in Montreal was targeted by gunfire. For the second time in a week

Canadian police received a report of another shooting at a Jewish religious school (yeshiva gedola) in Montreal around five o’clock in the morning local time.

When officers arrived at the scene, they found bullet marks on the building and shell casings lying nearby, CBC reported. According to the police, witnesses were able to see a vehicle leaving the scene of the shooting.

“They want to sow fear in our community,” responded Mayer Feig, a member of the Council of Hasidic Jews in Quebec.

“These things have to stop. It has no place here in Quebec, Canada or Montreal, this is not us. There is a conflict thousands of miles away, don’t drag it here,” he said.

“It is a despicable gesture and we will not accept that Montreal is the scene of such acts,” https://twitter.com/Val_Plante/status/1723724193429061816?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1723724193429061816%7Ctwgr%5Ea5bbd483bb478bdf18c68454ee7595457c1513e1%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fmontreal.citynews.ca%2F2023%2F11%2F12%2Fjewish-school-targeted-gunfire-again%2F the mayor of the city Valérie Planteová on the social network X.

“The police are fully mobilized to clarify this incident and find the culprits. We definitely have to fight anti-Semitism. All Montrealers have the right to feel safe,” she added.

The mentioned school was the target of shooting already on the night of Thursday, a few moments later, other shots were reported at the Herzilia Talmud Torah Jewish elementary school.

While students were sleeping in the first building at the time of the shooting, the second building was empty, the website of the Jewish daily Ha-Modia reported at the time. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also condemned the incident at the time.

At the time, the website recalled that already on Monday in Montreal, someone had thrown firebombs at the complex where the synagogue and the kindergarten are located. Even this incident, which caused minor property damage and no injuries, is still under investigation.

On Wednesday, the Montreal police had to calm down a fight that broke out between students at Concordia University there because of the fighting between Israel and the Palestinian terrorist movement Hamas, the Canadian station CBC reported.

A gunman attacked a building with sleeping Jewish students in Montreal

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