Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly said Wednesday that military flights to evacuate Canadians from Israel to Athens will begin this week.

Meanwhile, Ottawa is working on a way to get Canadians who can’t make it to Tel Aviv out of Gaza and the West Bank, possibly through Jordan.

Speaking to reporters, Joly said she is also working through diplomatic channels to try to prevent an escalation of the conflict.

Families have identified three Canadians killed in Israel. Joly confirmed two were killed and a third is presumed dead. Three other Canadians are missing in the region, according to Global Affairs Canada.

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