According to the Montreal police force (SPVM), two Jewish schools in Montreal were the target of gunfire on Wednesday night.
The SPVM reports that at 8:20 a.m., a 911 call was made regarding gunfire impacts on the front door of a Jewish school located on Saint-Kevin Ave. in Côte-des-Neiges. At the scene, bullet casings were also found.
The rounds were fired, according to the authorities, during the night. Fortunately, there were no occupants in the building at the time of the incident, and no injuries were reported.
Another 911 call was placed shortly after, at 8:50 a.m., about bullet impacts discovered on the front door of a local Jewish school on Chemin Deacon in Outremont.
Fortunately, no one was inside the premises at the time of the rounds, which the Montreal police suspect was fired overnight, and no injuries were recorded. Officers from the SPVM are currently investigating both institutions.
These occurrences occurred during a time when hate crimes and incidents have increased, according to the Montreal police, especially in light of the Israel-Hamas conflict. The SPVM reports that between October 7 and November 7, 2023, there were 73 hate crimes and events against the Jewish community. During the same period, they are also looking into 25 hate crimes and incidents against the Muslim community.
Meanwhile, another shooting incident occurred close to the northern West Bank village of Itamar According to the Magen David Adom emergency service, two Israelis were shot and hurt while driving during an alleged terror assault that occurred overnight on Wednesday. Thankfully, there was no harm to the infant inside the car.
The attackers left the shooting scene quite swiftly. Roadblocks were quickly erected by security personnel in the area, and the assailants’ hunt was launched.
According to Magen David Adom, two patients received treatment from their medical staff: a guy, 21, who was conscious but in critical condition, and a lady, 23, who was slightly injured but conscious.