Sunday, December 3, 2023

Global Affairs confirms death of Canadian-Israeli peace activist

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A Canadian-Israeli peace activist who was believed to have been taken hostage in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack has been confirmed killed in Israel.

Global Affairs Canada says Israeli authorities have formally identified the remains of 74-year-old Vivian Silver.

Silver’s son Chen Zeigen says authorities told him her remains had been found in her home five weeks earlier, but were only identified now.

READ MORE: Gaza hospital struggles amid Israel-Hamas war

Zeigen says Silver was born in Winnipeg and dedicated her life to peace-building and fostering understanding between Israelis and Palestinians after moving to the region in 1974.

Global Affairs has previously confirmed the death of six Canadian citizens during the Oct. 7 attack on Israel which killed at least 1,200 people.

Image courtesy of Missing Vivian Silver Facebook. 

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