Nov 18, 2023
By Jeremy Logan
Canadians continue to wait for their chance to cross into Egypt out of the war-torn Gaza Strip.
There are no Canadians on Saturday’s list from the General Authority for Crossings and Borders in Gaza, further impeding a chance to leave through the Rafah border crossing.
Global Affairs Canada has said that as of Friday, 376 Canadians, permanent residents and their relatives have been able to exit the Palestinian territory via Rafah.
On Wednesday the department had said it was in touch with 386 people still in Gaza.
On Friday the United Nations was forced to halt deliveries of food and other necessities in Gaza and cautioned of the increasing risk of widespread starvation after internet and telephone services collapsed due to a lack of fuel.
Israel stated that it will allow two tanker trucks of fuel into Gaza each day for the United Nations and communications.