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Orthodox Jewish Man Stabbed in the Face by Coworker in Montreal

An Orthodox Jewish man was stabbed in the face with a pair of scissors on Thursday in Montreal, Canada, CTV News Montreal reported.

According to the watchdog group StopAntisemitism, the 24-year-old victim was attacked outside of a kosher meat processing plant.

The assailant was a Lebanese immigrant who was recently employed at the plant, according to the organization.

According to the CTV News report, the victim and the attacker are coworkers.

The victim survived and is in stable condition, but had a laceration on his right eye, for which he received stitches, according to the American watchdog group.

CTV News noted that the Jewish group B’nai Brith found that in 2021, Canada saw the highest number of antisemitic incidents since the group began tracking the data in 1982.

The news outlet quoted former Montreal city councilor and director of B’nai Brith Canada Marvin Rotrand as saying that Canadian authorities must have a “better understanding” of antisemitism and that the country needs to pressure social media platforms to remove hateful content.

“We think the tools are there, but it’s going to take regulation and legislation from the government of Canada,” Rotrand told CTV.

Source:https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/article-714608