According to a former spokesperson of Israeli political party Likud, at least four African countries have taken the GazaPassage Pledge to host non-combatants leaving Gaza.

Earlier we reported that most Gazans wish to leave Gaza, according to local sources.

The Prime Minister’s Office didn’t answer a question about the report posted in today’s press conference.

GazaPassage International Envoy Coach Weinhaus spoke with a source close to the Israeli government who confirmed the message posted on X as substantially true. Another had no knowledge of the pledgers.

The problem, according to the post, is that the same officials who accepted the African nations’ pledge are the same ones preventing the non-combatants from leaving.

The problem is at scale. According to the post and our source, the pledgers have offered to take 1,000,000 Gazans each.

That’s more Gazans that exist whose population has been reported to be 2.3m, more than 2/3rds of whom are refugees. Gazans receive aid based on those numbers and they are not otherwise verified.

Nonetheless, the GazaPassage Pledge is oversubscribed.

GazaPassage is working to ensure nations and organizations around the world help non-combatants leave Gaza for humanitarian purposes.

So far, the UAEAustralia, and Canada have taken a GazaPassage Pledge to help non-combatants leave Gaza, and many others are considering it.

GazaPassage has added a second prong to save innocent lives by supporting, whose goal is “to help create the framework of a governing body in the Gaza-of-the-future to ensure an overall and lasting peace.”

On October 19th, Israel committed publicly not to interfere with Gazan non-combatants leaving Gaza via Egypt’s Rafah border crossing.

With Egypt’s price to leave being reported at $5,000 per person, no cost figures have been associated with the GazaPassage Pledge publicly. Costs will include exit, transportation, and temporary resettlement at least.

GazaPassage Pledge-takers do not bear the cost burden which may account for the oversubscription.