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Incendiary gadget tossed at front doors of Vancouver synagogue, states Jewish federation

Incendiary device thrown at front doors of Vancouver synagogue, says Jewish federation

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Jewish Federation of Greater Vancouver stated Friday an “incendiary gadget” was tossed at the front doors of a synagogue in what Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called a “revolting act of antisemitism.”

Vancouver authorities stated the case was being examined as an act of arson and possible hate criminal activity.

The federation stated in a declaration the occurrence happened at the Schara Tzedeck synagogue at around 9:30 p.m. on Thursday which damage was small and nobody was harmed.

The federation calls the supposed occurrence a “intentional act of hate” and an “effort to frighten” the Jewish neighborhood.

Rabbi Andrew Rosenblatt stated individuals were inside the synagogue after services around 9:20 p.m. on Thursday when they heard a “bang” outside.

However it was a passerby who notified them that their structure was on fire, before a member of the synagogue put out the flames with his coat, stated Rosenblatt while indicating the blistered front door on Friday early morning.

The federation stated the Vancouver Authorities Department and a fire inspector browsed the structure before stating it safe to be resumed. Additional authorities patrols are being put in location at regional Jewish organizations.

The occurrence follows bullet holes were discovered at 2 Jewish schools in Montreal and Toronto in current days.

“A synagogue in Vancouver was assaulted last night in another revolting act of antisemitism,” Trudeau stated on X, previously called Twitter. “We cannot let this hate or these acts of violence stand. This is not the Canada we wish to be.”

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