Archives iStock The flags at Montreal city hall are at half-mast on Monday to commemorate the victims “terrorist attacks and violence in Israel” (Illustrative photo).
Montreal put the flags at its city hall at half-mast on Monday to commemorate the victims of “terrorist attacks and violence in Israel,” said Mayor Valérie Plante.
The latter in made the announcement this morning in a short message published on the social network X, formerly Twitter. The Advisory Center for Jewish and Israeli Relations thanked Ms. Plante on the same platform for “this important expression of solidarity with the people of Israel and the Montreal Jewish community.”
On the third day of the conflict, more 1,300 people died in total. On Sunday, Israel declared war on Hamas after the surprise attack launched on Saturday by the Palestinian Islamist movement from Gaza.
The Montreal City Police Service said it was paying “very special attention” to places on its territory linked to communities affected by the events. “But I cannot confirm that there is a surplus of manpower for that,” said spokesperson Sabrina Gauthier.
On X, the Ottawa police emphasized on Saturday, that the Hamas offensive had an impact on the citizens of the Canadian capital. “We have increased police presence in areas of religious significance, including synagogues and mosques. »
Further details will follow.
With Agence France-Presse