Global Affairs Canada has confirmed that 234 Canadians were able to leave the Gaza Strip for Egypt via the Rafah border crossing on November 12.
They join 107 other permanent residents and their family members who have already been able to leave the Palestinian territories in recent days.
At least nine other Canadians have left Gaza via a third party so far since the start of the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Permanent residents and eligible family members who cross into Egypt have three days to leave the country for Canada after their arrival.
“Our embassy in Cairo is currently providing them with consular assistance, food, accommodation and basic necessities while organizing their travel plans,” Global Affairs Canada said in a statement.
She added: “Our consular agents are present on the Egyptian side of the border to facilitate bus transportation to Cairo and assist with the journey to Canada.”
About 266 Canadians gathered at the Rafah border crossing on Friday, but they were unable to leave the Gaza Strip because the border remained closed.
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