OTTAWA: The variety of Canadians killed in final week’s assault by Hamas on Israel is now 5, an official from the international ministry stated on Sunday (Oct 15), whereas three are nonetheless lacking.
The official didn’t present the identify or any particulars concerning the fifth confirmed loss of life.
On Saturday, the household of 22-year-old Shir Georgy, who went lacking after Hamas militants attacked a music competition close to Kibbutz Re’im final Saturday, confirmed her loss of life on Instagram. She was the fourth Israeli-Canadian sufferer of the assaults.
Like different international locations, Canada is making an attempt to evacuate its residents, everlasting residents and their households from Gaza. There are about 300 folks in Gaza that Canada is in search of to deliver out via the Rafah border crossing into Egypt, which remained closed on Saturday.
A Canadian official, talking to reporters in Ottawa, stated the federal government was “extraordinarily hopeful” the Rafah border crossing would open to permit for evacuations.
The US authorities on Saturday suggested its residents in Gaza to maneuver towards the Rafah border crossing to be prepared for a potential reopening after the Hamas assault in Israel drew Israeli navy retaliation within the densely populated coastal enclave.
The US authorities estimates the variety of dual-citizen Palestinian-People in Gaza at 500 to 600 among the many inhabitants of two.3 million.