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Canadian Woman Charged with Attempted Arson and Defacing Hospital with Anti-Jewish Messages

A 33-year-old Ottawa woman is facing numerous charges after gasoline and antisemitic messaging were found inside an area at the General Campus of The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) last week.

The Ottawa Police Service (OPS) launched an investigation after gasoline and the messages were found in a clinical area of the campus, which is located on Smyth Road, on Thursday, Nov. 9.

Police said the 33-year-old woman was arrested after a search warrant was conducted at her residence.

She has been charged with:

  • Attempt to commit arson endanger life
  • Attempt to commit arson damage property
  • Mischief, obstruct property
  • Mischief, property damage endangering life
  • Possess incendiary material for arson
  • Disobey lawful order of court
  • Breach of probation

The OPS said the incident isn’t believe to be hate motivated, but is connected to the Hamas-Isarael war.

Source: https://ottawa.citynews.ca/2023/11/15/woman-charged-after-antisemitic-messages-and-gasoline-found-at-ottawa-hospitals-general-campus/