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April 1, 2015 4:28 pm

40 Percent of Palestinians Believe ISIS Will Come to Palestinian Territories

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40 percent of Palestinians believe that the Islamic State terror group will reach the Palestinian territories, according to a new poll conducted by An-Najah University.

According to the poll, these respondents voiced their fears that ISIS would mainly aim for taking over territories controlled by the Palestinian Authority, namely the West Bank.

The poll also revealed that 77 percent of the respondents felt that the presence of ISIS would be detrimental to the Palestinian cause, and very negative effects would develop in its wake, Israel’s NRG reported.

The poll also queried Palestinians on other issues, revealing that 60 percent would like to see security cooperation with Israel halted, and that similar numbers thought that this security cooperation was the root of the tensions between rival Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas.

The poll also showed that only 30 percent of Palestinians believe that the conflict with Israel will be ended through a peace process, whereas 65 percent were more pessimistic about such a possibility. 53 percent thought that peace talks would not be resumed during Prime Minister Netanyahu’s premiership.

The poll, carried out by An-Najah University’s research center, located in Nablus, was conducted between March 26th and 28th.

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  • Reform School

    The centuries-old incompatibility of Islam and democracy proves the most-useful poles in the Middle East Hamas and Fatah use to carry each other from this world to the next.



  • Let’s not be naive, ISIS most probably has a presence in Palestine already, as advisors who are most likely Iranian military, with much more knowledge as how to use various tactics to their best advantage.
    Iranian Special Insurgent Service = ISIS

  • Hamas is certainly at the centre of the problem. How can Israel negotiate handing over parts of the West Bank [‘land swaps’] when the PA includes Hamas whose charter calls for the annihilation of Israel and the murder of all Jews world wide? Another issue, Without the IDF ISIL could take over the PA territories. For progress in negotiations Hamas must be removed from Gaza, for the welfare of the Gazan people.

  • Leo Toystory

    Gosh, how many Palestinkians do you think ISIS will kill, especially by neck carving? Considering the incredible number of homosexuals in Gaza and the West Bank, there’s certainly going to be a lot of arabs flying off of apartment building rooftops. All those stone-throwing young Palimen will have plenty of opportunity to practice their skills as practically ALL the government and military officials there have girlfriends (or boyfriends) on the side. Yes, indeed, things should start getting pretty hot in Judea and Samaria before too, too long.

  • The only force strong enough to repel possible Islamic State incursions into PLO-occupied territory is the IDF. Perhaps a credible threat of an “ISIS” takeover in PLO-occupied territories would cause Israel to annex Judea and Samaria in toto.

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