The mayor of a suburb of Montreal has announced fines on anyone who removes posters of Israeli hostages being held by Hamas in Gaza, The Montreal Gazette reported.

Jeremy Levi, Mayor of the city of Hampstead, said $1,000 fines will be imposed on those who remove the posters from public party.

In a post on social media, Levi also said that the money collected through the fines will be donated to Israel.

Hampstead is an on-island suburb of Montreal, bordering the municipality of Côte Saint-Luc and the Côte-des-Neiges–Notre-Dame-de-Grâce borough of Montreal.

A campaign which has been running around the world has seen supporters of the Jewish community posting photographs of the more than 240 hostages that were abducted by Hamas during it October 7 attack on Israel.

The posters have often been taken down by pro-Palestinian Arabs, with Montreal being no exception.

Yair Szlak, the president and CEO of Federation CJA said there have been numerous reports of posters being taken down in spots around Montreal and condemned those who would do such a thing.

“When you remove a poster of a 9-month-old child, you are cancelling his life, and saying it’s not worth anything,” he said, according to The Montreal Gazette.