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A 74-year-old Israeli-Canadian peace activist Vivian Silver who had been missing since Hamas's October 7 attacks has been confirmed dead, an Israeli diplomat in Toronto said Monday.

"Tragic news: Vivian Silver, the Canadian-Israeli peace activist previously thought to be taken hostage, has been confirmed dead, murdered by Hamas in Kibbutz Beeri," Idit Shamir the Israeli Consul General wrote on X.

"Canada mourns her loss," Canadian Foreign Minister Melanie Joly wrote on X, describing Silver as "a proud Israeli-Canadian and lifelong advocate for peace."

Silver's son Yonatan Zeigen, who lives in Tel Aviv, last month said he was on the phone to his mother on the day of the Hamas attack, when the shooting began at 11:00 a.m.

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