Two Jewish schools in Montreal, Canada’s second largest city, were targeted by gunfire, Canadian broadcaster CBC reported on Thursday, 9.
Between 8 am and 9 am this Thursday local time, Montreal police (photo) received calls warning that the doors of Yeshiva Gedola and Talmud Torah Elementary School had been hit by bullets. It is unclear when the shots were fired.
According to police spokesman Jean-Pierre Brabant, both buildings were empty at the time of the shooting and no one was injured.
“The Jewish community, with almost 300 years of history in Quebec [província onde fica Montreal]is under attack, and anti-Semitism is not a problem that Jews can solve.”declared Yair Szlak, president of Federation CJA, a Jewish advocacy organization.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also spoke out about the incident. “Violence and hatred, anti-Semitism, scenes like the ones we saw at Concordia University or shots fired at Jewish schools at night — all of this is unacceptable. And it also doesn’t represent who we are.”he declared.
Last Wednesday, the 8th, a conflict at the university between pro- and anti-Israel students ended with one person arrested and three injured.