Poll: Palestinians Support Renewed Armed Intifada

(Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research) 57% of Palestinians support a return to an armed intifada, up from 49% three months ago, according to a poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in the West Bank and Gaza on Sept. 17-19, 2015. 65% want President Abbas to resign. 52% of Gazans say they seek immigration to other countries, as do 24% in the West Bank. In Gaza, only 42% say Hamas came out a winner in the 2014 war; a year ago, 69% in Gaza said Hamas had won. 60% of Palestinians reject and 37% accept a French proposal that would request the UN Security Council to affirm the establishment of a Palestinian state on the pre-1967 lines. Only 40% support mutual recognition of national identity - of Israel as the state for the Jewish people and Palestine as the state for the Palestinian people - while 58% oppose it. 50% believe that Israel intends to destroy the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and replace them with a Jewish temple. 80% say the Arab world is too preoccupied with its own conflicts, and that Palestine is no longer the Arabs' principal cause. 58% believe that there is an Arab Sunni alliance with Israel against Iran. 83% support and 13% oppose the war waged by Arab and Western countries against ISIS.

2015-09-22 00:00:00

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