At approximately 12:35 AM, a Molotov cocktail was thrown into the entranceway of the Jewish Community Council of Montreal. Thank G-d, no one was present, and minimal damage occurred.
Statement from the JCC of Montreal:
“The rise in antisemitism in our city is frightening, and the repeated violence and attacks on our community are abhorrent and condemned in the strongest terms.
We are immensely grateful for the rapid and professional response of the SPVM and Montreal Fire Department. We hope for the swift apprehension of whoever is responsible for this unwarranted and hateful act.
Since the terrorist attack on Israel on October 7 we have been meeting with officials of the Government of Canada and the Government of Quebec calling for increased funding to ensure the safety and security of our community and of our
institutions, big and small. We reiterate our belief that more funding is required.”
Appalled by the recent firebombing attempt at the Jewish Community Council building in Montreal. Hate has no place in our community. It's time for decisive action to combat antisemitism. #MontrealStrong #Snowdon #Cotedesneiges pic.twitter.com/PGV9yxLuci
— Sonny Moroz (@SonnyMtl) November 27, 2023
A Molotov cocktail was thrown at @jcc_montreal overnight, after my colleagues @RachelBendayan and @AHousefather had just met with community leaders to discuss security. The ongoing violence targeted at the Jewish community is outrageous & must end. Stop antisemitism. Stop hate. https://t.co/gYMb897LoM
— Marco Mendicino (@marcomendicino) November 27, 2023
Since the beginning of November there were two other incidents of hate in Montreal.
Bullets were shot into two yeshivos in the city. Yeshiva Gedolah of Montreal and Talmud Torah Elementary School on Saint Kevin were both targeted. Bechasdei Hashem, there were no injuries.
Additionally, there was an attempted arson of a shul, Congregation Beth Tikvah, and Jewish community center of Dollard-Des Ormeaux, earlier this month.