A Jewish school in Montreal was fired on Sunday for the second time this week as tensions remain high in Canada over the Israel-Hamas war, Canadian police said.
Police spokeswoman Veronique Dubuc said no one was in the Yeshiva Gedola when shots were heard around 5 a.m. (10H00 GMT), and there were no reported injuries.
Officers discovered bullet damage to the building’s facade and found cartridges on the ground, Dubuc said.
The incident took place only two days after that school and another Jewish school in Montreal, Canada’s second-largest city, were fired upon, also without casualties.
Earlier in the week, a Montreal synagogue suffered minor damage in a firebombing, and three students were injured when pro-Palestinian and pro-Israel groups clashed at the city’s Concordia University.
Both Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Francois Legault, the premier of French-speaking Quebec province, have condemned the violence.
Several countries around the word, notably in Europe, have seen attacks on Jewish targets amid the Israeli offensive in Gaza in response to the bloody October 7 attack by Hamas terrorists.
Some 3,000 terrorists burst across the border into Israel from the Gaza Strip by land, air and sea that day, killing some 1,200 people and seizing over 240 hostages of all ages under the cover of a deluge of thousands of rockets fired at Israeli towns and cities. The vast majority of those killed as gunmen seized border communities were civilians — including babies, children and the elderly.
Health authorities in Gaza say more than 11,000 people, including many children, have died since the war began, though the figures issued by the Hamas-run health ministry cannot be independently verified. The numbers are believed to include both civilians and Hamas members killed in Gaza, including as a consequence of terror groups’ own rocket misfires.