Poll: Palestinians Support Armed Struggle Even After Statehood - Janine Zacharia

(Jerusalem Post) - 59% of Palestinians believe that Hamas and Islamic Jihad should continue their armed struggle against Israel even if Israel leaves all of the West Bank and Gaza, including East Jerusalem, and a Palestinian state is created, a new survey shows. 80% of Palestinians say that, under those circumstances, the Palestinians should not give up the "right of return." The poll released Wednesday by Itamar Marcus of Palestinian Media Watch and pollster Frank Luntz, also examined Israeli and Palestinian attitudes towards the U.S. and towards terrorism. 96% of Israeli Jews say the people who piloted the planes on September 11 were terrorists, while only 37% of Palestinians share that view. 42% of Palestinians and 61% of Israeli Arabs stated they support the people who are attacking Americans in Iraq. No Israeli Jews said they did.

2003-10-23 00:00:00

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