A Jewish community center in Montreal, Canada was targeted in a firebombing in the early hours of Monday, further escalating tensions in Canada amid the Israel-Hamas conflict.
A Molotov cocktail was thrown through the centre's front door shortly after midnight, causing damage to the building. This incident follows a series of attacks, including shootings and another firebombing, aimed at Jewish schools and institutions in Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city.
The weapon smashed through the glass door and exploded in a hallway, burning part of a carpet.
“No one was present and minimal damage occurred,” the head of Montreal’s Jewish Community Council, Rabbi Saul Emanuel, said in a statement. “The rise in anti-Semitism in our city is frightening and the repeated violence and attacks on our community are abhorrent and condemned in the strongest terms."
I strongly condemn the attack on the Jewish Community Council of Montreal building yesterday. These continued acts of antisemitic violence are deplorable and unacceptable – and must stop immediately. We must all stand united against such vile, hateful acts.— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) November 27, 2023
Earlier this month, two Jewish schools were fired on, twice in one case, and a synagogue was struck with a Molotov cocktail. There were no injuries.