A sixth Canadian citizen is confirmed to have died during the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel that killed 1,400.
Tiferet Lapidot, 23, had been missing since attending a musical festival where Hamas gunmen killed more than 260 people.
The family was notified overnight that she was dead, according to a Facebook posted by the municipality leader in her hometown, Harish.
“Hope is dashed,” Mayor Isaac Keshet wrote. “Our sincere condolences to her parents Ohad and Short Lapidot. The municipality will accompany the family and help in all possible ways.”
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The Canadian-Israel, who had family in Montreal and Saskatchewan, was last seen at the Re’im rave, a music festival in the Negev desert on Sukkot, the Jewish holiday commemorating the harvest.
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Hundreds of armed fighters from Hamas breached the Gaza border with explosives 10 days ago and carried out mass killings of Israelis.
Five other Canadian citizens were killed in the attacks. Two are still missing and presumed to be imprisoned in Gaza.
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