CJC, QR applauds Montreal Police for the arrest of two suspects in related antisemitic attacks against local Jewish institutions

    MONTREAL, April 13 /CNW Telbec/ - Canadian Jewish Congress, Quebec Region
commends Montreal Police on the arrest of two male suspects in the firebombing
attacks against the Skver-Toldos Orthodox Boy's School on September 2, 2006
and the YM-YWHA Ben Weider Jewish Community Centre on April 3rd, 2007.
    "We are relieved that it appears that they acted as individuals and not
as members of an organized group. We had every confidence that the
perpetrators of these hate-motivated attacks would be caught and charged
accordingly," said Jeffrey Boro, President of CJC, QR.
    "CJC, QR and the institutions affected have worked closely with Montreal
police throughout the investigation and we are pleased to say that the police
demonstrated to our community from the outset that the incidents were being
treated very seriously. We are thankful to the police for all of their efforts
in these matters."
    "The arrests announced today are a clear indication that our society will
not tolerate this kind of violent, racist behavior. We cannot concede even the
smallest degree of success to the destructive ambitions of those who seek to
promote hatred and contempt for others," added Mr. Boro.

    Canadian Jewish Congress, Quebec Region is the official voice of the
Jewish community in Quebec.

For further information:

For further information: Déborah Levy, Canadian Jewish Congress, Quebec
Region, Interim Director of Communications, (514) 345 6411, extension 3165,
Cell: (514) 833 7441

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