Morning Update: Largest group of Canadians yet flees Gaza while others hope for their turn


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Good morning, Global Affairs Canada says a total of 234 Canadians, permanent residents and their family members have crossed into Egypt from Gaza, the largest number to leave the territory since Israel declared war in the wake of Hamas’s attack on Oct. 7. The highly anticipated departures were reported after the Rafah border crossing opened after a two-day closing, allowing more than 800 foreign nationals to pass through the only crossing between Gaza and Egypt. Meanwhile, Israeli forces reached the gates of Gaza City’s main hospital on Monday, the primary target in their battle to seize control of the northern...