TEL AVIV – Israel is actively promoting the emigration of Palestinians from the Gaza Strip, including providing financial aid and finding host countries willing to absorb them, a senior Israeli official accompanying Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on his current trip to Ukraine said Monday.
According to the unnamed official, Israel has been in talks with countries in the Middle East and Europe to absorb Gazans, but so far no country has agreed.
The venture, spearheaded by the National Security Council, was launched about a year ago.
Israel would allow the Gazans to use an Israeli airfield in the south to fly out to their new countries and would also foot the bill for the flights, the official said.
More than 35,000 Gazans left the Strip in 2018 and relocated abroad, the official said.