Eighty Canadians eligible to leave Gaza but hundreds remain

Source: BBC

Eighty Canadians are on the latest list of those approved to leave the embattled enclave of Gaza on Tuesday.

More than 400 people have registered with Canada seeking to leave.

It is the first time Canadians are on the list, published by Gaza border authorities, since the Rafah crossing on the border with Egypt opened last week.

Canada’s foreign ministry said it will assist them with travel to Cairo and then on to Canada.

Global Affairs said it was informed last week by the Israeli Defense Force that Canadian citizens, permanent residents and eligible family members would be able to leave Gaza in the coming days.

The lists of those allowed to cross is agreed upon by Egypt and Israel, with embassies from the relevant countries being informed in advance to ensure they can prepare to receive their citizens.

“As the situation is quite fluid and unpredictable, Canadians should be prepared for significant delays” at the crossing, the foreign ministry said in a statement late on Monday.

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