Montreal Jewish school hit with gunfire days

A Jewish school in Montreal, Canada, was fired at last week, days after a suspect was arrested for shooting another nearby Jewish school.

Police are investigating the incident, in which at least one bullet hit the Yeshiva Ketana Jewish school. No injuries occured during the shooting, reports The Times of Israel.

According to Yeshiva World News, the gunman was captured on surveillance footage, though his vehicle was not. Authorities believe the shooting took place Tuesday night or Wednesday.

“Yet another Jewish school was shot at in the middle of the night – in Canada,” says Federation CJA president Yair Szlak and Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs vice president in Quebec Eta Yudin in a statement. “Thankfully no one was inside the building, but this violent hatred must no longer be tolerated.”

They call on Mayor Valérie Plante to take “decisive action … to finally put an end to the atmosphere of permissiveness towards antisemitism that is now rampant in our city.”

Police say they will up their presence at all Jewish schools in Montreal.

On May 22, police arrested a suspect over a pair of shootings that targeted the city’s Yeshiva Gedola, about a block away, in November.


Photo credit: Ryan Remiorz/The Canadian Press