Another Jewish restaurant in Montreal Canada firebombed in anti-Jewish attackBy Mason White 3:18 PM June 9, 2013
|Cafe Shalom Restaurant|
By: Sarah Weiss
A Jewish cafe was firebombed last week in a suspected anti-Jewish attack, according to a statement released by police in Montreal, Canada.
Cafe Shalom Restaurant located on Queen Mary Road, West of Decarie Boulevard, suffered an attack last week by two explosive devices Montreal police said.
The damage inside the restaurant from the Molotov cocktails was light, Constable Danny Richer said.
Two Molotov cocktails were thrown into the business, Daniel Lacoursiere said.
Firefighters were called to the scene shortly after 2:00 am.
The owner told police he had not been threatened recently, nor has he faced any harassment.
Richer said police were not aware of previous similar incidents in this restaurant.
A sprinkler system installed in the restaurant put out the fire.
Most of the damage was caused by the water of the sprinkler system, Richer said.
Richard Bourdeau, an operations manager with the Montreal fire department, put the preliminary damage estimate in the range of $15,000.
Residents living above the business were forced out of their homes in middle of the night.
“All have returned to their homes,” Bourdeau said in the morning and said he could not immediately specify how many people were affected.
Firefighters have transferred the case to police investigators.
Late last year, Chops Resto Bar, a high-end kosher restaurant also along Queen Mary Road, one block immediately east of Shalom cafe, was attacked in a similar attack.
In that case, a single Molotov cocktail was thrown into the front window at 4:00 am.
The resulting fire was also extinguished by a sprinkler system.
Two suspects fled the scene wearing sweatshirts, Montreal police said at the time. No one has been arrested for that attack.