Nov 08, 2023
By Bob Komsic
The day after people 75 with Canadian passports successfully crossed into Egypt, another 40 were looking to leave Wednesday, but could not.
Global Affairs only said it was closed and no foreign nationals were able to cross.
A spokesperson for the U.S. State Department said it was because of an unspecified ”security circumstance.”
Washington expects the crossing will be re-opened at ”regular intervals” so that foreign nationals can continue leaving and so aid can get into Gaza.
A parliamentary secretary for Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said earlier that the government is doing everything it can to get people out of the region as quickly as possible.
Global Affairs has said all along that the situation remains fluid and unpredictable and that Canadians should be prepared for significant delays and unexpected closures at the Rafah border crossing.