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In total, 36 incidents and hate crimes were reported by the metropolitan police department against the Jewish, Arab and Muslim communities.

 The SPVM has recorded at least 16 hate crimes since the start of the war | Middle East, the eternal conflict

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There were also 20 “hate incidents” against the Jewish, Arab or Muslim communities, indicates the SPVM.

The Canadian Press

The Montreal City Police Service (SPVM) claims that since the start of the war between Israel and Hamas on October 7, it has received reports of 16 hate crimes primarily targeting the Jewish community.

The SPVM specifies that as of Wednesday, eleven days after the start of the war in the Middle East, it had received information reporting 12 hate crimes against the Jewish community in the metropolis – including one during x27;a demonstration – and four hate crimes against the Arab or Muslim communities.

The SPVM claims that during the same period, there were also 13 hate incidents against the Jewish community and seven against Arabs or Muslims.

The hate incidents are described by police as acts that are not criminal but can undermine citizens' sense of security, including the distribution of offensive material, insults and hurtful gestures.

Spokeswoman Mélanie Bergeron indicated in an email that the SPVM is responding to the current climate of war in the Middle East by being more visible around places of worship and other places frequented by various communities.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116