Crisis Report 2023

Last updated: Friday, November 24, 12:30 p.m. ET

In this brief:

This is a new resource to follow the developments related to the escalation of violence in Palestine-Israel, following the attack by Hamas against Israel on October 7, 2023, and Israel's response. Further resources will be added in the coming days.

Important statistics since October 7, 2023

  • Palestinians killed in Gaza: 14,800, including at least 6,000 children, with thousands missing under the rubble. NOTE: Since November 11, these numbers have not been properly updated by the Gaza health ministry due to the collapse of communications and hospitals in the north. 
  • Palestinians wounded in Gaza: 36,000
  • Palestinians internally displaced in Gaza: At least 1.7 million
  • Palestinians killed in the West Bank: At least 211, including at least 54 children
  • Palestinians injured in the West Bank: At least 2866, including at least 365 children
  • Israelis killed: About 1,200, including 356 soldiers
  • Israelis wounded: 5,431
  • Israelis held hostage by Palestinian militants: Reportedly 236, with some hostages set to be released

Canadian Political Responses to situation in Palestine-Israel

Justin Trudeau (Prime Minister)

Bob Rae (Canada's Ambassador to the UN)

Melanie Joly (Liberal)

Ahmed Hussen (Liberal)

Global Affairs Canada

Chrystia Freeland (Liberal)

Iqra Khalid (Liberal)

Rob Oliphant (Liberal)

Yasir Naqvi (Liberal)

Salma Zahid (Liberal)

Sameer Zuberi (Liberal)

Arielle Kayabaga (Liberal)

Jagmeet Singh (NDP)

Heather McPherson (NDP)

Leah Gazan (NDP)

Niki Ashton (NDP)

Blake Desjarlais (NDP)

Bloc Québécois

Jonathan Pedneault (Green Party Co-Leader)

Mike Morrice (Green)

Pierre Poilièvre (Conservative Party Leader)

Olivia Chow (Toronto Mayor)

Now deleted Tweet: "I unequivocally condemn Hamas’ horrific attacks on Israeli civilians. At this time, Toronto Police are not aware of threats to Jewish communities in Toronto and are working to ensure the safety of Jewish communities in the city."

 Other Important Statements