Global Affairs confirms Canadian death in Lebanon, 8th since Israel-Hamas war began
Global Affairs Canada is announcing the death of an eighth Canadian citizen in the Israel-Hamas war.
The department says the death was in Lebanon, but offered no further details in an update Sunday evening.
It says 130 Canadians left Gaza through the Rafah crossing on the border with Egypt after it reopened to foreign nationals this weekend.
Seven Canadians and one person with deep connections to Canada were killed in the initial Hamas-led attack in Israel that killed about 1,200 mostly civilians on Oct. 7.
One Canadian remains missing, but has not been identified by Global Affairs.
Israel's military said Sunday its ground offensive had expanded to every part of Gaza, and it ordered more areas in and around the region's second-largest city of Kahn Younis to evacuate.