Hundreds of Canadians still stuck in Gaza with none featuring on updated list allowed to leave war-hit country today
An updated list of foreign nationals being allowed to leave the war-torn Gaza Strip on Thursday contains no mention of any Canadian.
The latest document of the General Authority for Crossings and Borders was published on its Facebook page early this morning.
A total of 367 Canadian citizens, permanent residents and family members including nine people who left without the Canadian government’s help have been able to get out, Global Affairs Canada was reported to say Wednesday.
While 386 more people connected to Canada are looking to leave the besieged Palestinian territory, the Canadian government reported saying that it is unable to determine when or how many people can cross each day.
Canadians are trying to flee the war that started on Oct 7 when Hamas militants stormed into Israel, killing an estimated 1,200 people and taking roughly 240 others back into Gaza as hostages.
Israel has since been retaliating with airstrikes and a ground offensive in Gaza, while the Hamas-run health authority says casualties in the territory have topped 11,200.
(Reporting by Asha Bajaj)