Jewish-owned Toronto deli set ablaze in suspected antisemitic arson attack

A Jewish-owned delicatessen in Toronto was set alight in what Canadian police are investigating as a hate crime.

Firefighters were alerted to a blaze inside International Delicatessen Foods, located in the north of Canada’s largest city.

No one was injured, according to Toronto media reports.

Graffiti reading “Free Palestine” had been painted on the doors of the establishment.

Toronto Mayor Olivia Chow posted on the social media site X, formerly Twitter, that “acts of antisemitism, hate, and violence are not welcome here.”


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