Canadian family says their relative starved to death in Gaza waiting for a visa

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As It Happens6:56Canadian family says their relative starved to death in Gaza waiting for a visa

While Sawsan Karashuli and her son were toiling with visa paperwork in Canada, her brother was slowly wasting away in Gaza.

For months, the Kitchener-Waterloo, Ont., woman and her son Marcus have been trying to secure emergency visas for her brother, Ismail Qarsholi, and his daughter, Lina Qarsholi.

But on March 5 — two months after Sawsan filed the initial application — Ismail died.

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“Mom had started … setting up his room. They were coming with nothing,” Marcus Karashuli told As It Happens host Nil Köksal through tears. 

“And at the end

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