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“Kill Jews” and “Gas Jews” Graffiti Found on Canadian Jewish Center

Victoria Police are undertaking a hate crime investigation after antisemitic graffiti – ‘Kill Jews’ and ‘Gas Jews’ – was discovered at a Jewish community centre in Victoria.

Staff made the grim discovery on April 6th at the Chabad Centre for Jewish Life and Learning by Topaz Park.

The messages were quickly removed by staff. A review of surveillance footage showed two suspects tagging the Centre. VicPD has released stills from the video footage and are working to identify the two individuals.

“Hate has no place in Victoria or Esquimalt,” VicPD said in a statement.

The news comes during Yom HaShoah, a Jewish day of remembrance for the lives lost in the Holocaust.

A photo of two of the messages that were sprayed onto the sign of the centre at 2955 Glasgow Street was tweeted out by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA).

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Anyone who recognizes the suspects or who has information about the incident is asked to contact VicPD at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

To report what you know anonymously, please call Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.