Following the attack on the area on Saturday, a guy named Ben Mizrachi from British Columbia (B.C.) has been reported missing in Israel.
The Center for Israel and Jewish Affairs confirmed this information to CTV News on Sunday.
Who is Ben Mizrachi?
Vancouver’s King David High School first asked for prayers for Ben Mizrachi’s safety after learning of his disappearance in a social media post.
He was recognized by the institution as a former pupil, and assistance for him and his family was requested.
The Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, a Toronto-based Jewish organization, confirmed the school’s account and stated that due to the family’s request for privacy, they would not be making any further comments.
One Canadian fatality and two Canadians reported missing during the incident that started on Saturday were mentioned in an update from Global Affairs Canada on Sunday.
They said they are trying to get this information verified. Global Affairs reports that there are 492 registered Canadians in the Palestinian territories and 1,419 in Israel, although they stressed that registration is voluntary and does not give a complete picture of Canadians living overseas.
Global Affairs Canada claimed that as of Sunday, they had responded to 429 enquiries about the country’s general security situation, choices for leaving, the condition of the airport and flights, and travel advice and advisories for Israel and Gaza.
Canadians living in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip are being urged to stay put, restrict their travel, and keep an eye on local media for updates.
King David High School in Vancouver posted on social media on Saturday asking for prayers for the welfare of former student Ben Mizrachi, who was first reported missing.
Please offer up special prayers for 2018 class of King David graduate Ben Mizrachi, who went missing while attending an event in the south of Israel. The school asked that people remember Ben and his family in their prayers.
Canadians present in Israel, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip are urged by Global Affairs to stay put, keep their movements to a minimum, and keep an eye on local media for any new developments.