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June 14, 2015 1:01 pm
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Poll: Most Palestinians Support Rocket Attacks Against Jewish Civilians

avatar by Michael Zeff / Tazpit News Agency

Rockets fire from Gaza. PHOTO: Alalam.

Rockets fire from Gaza. PHOTO: Alalam.

A new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey (PCPS) shows that most Palestinians support rocket attacks against Israel. It also shows that only a third of Palestinians are satisfied with the results of the latest Gaza campaign against the Jewish state, and that more than half of Gazans want to leave.

In regard to the recent Palestinian attempt to oust Israel from membership in FIFA, only a fifth of Palestinians believe that the Palestinian side came out on top.

The poll was conducted by the PCPS between June 4-6, among a sample group of 1,200 adults in 120 randomly selected locations in Gaza and Judea and Samaria. It focused on a large array of civic and political issues, domestic and international. The margin of error for the poll is 3%.

Focusing on the aftermath of Operation Protective Edge in the summer of 2014, 63% of Palestinians were dissatisfied with Hamas’ achievements and now support indirect negotiations between Hamas and Israel. Despite that, a similar percentage supports the firing of rockets from Gaza on Israeli civilians.

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Additional findings show an overall increase in pessimism towards the Hamas-Fatah reconciliation government, with disapproval standing at 59%.

Interestingly, the majority of Palestinians, 36%, believe that the current framework of the U.S.-Iran nuclear agreement is bad for Arabs.

Regarding the future of the region, only 11% believe the first and most vital goal of Palestinians should be to establish a democratic political system that respects freedoms and rights.

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