New Poll Says Two-Thirds of Palestinians Support Knife Attacks on Israelis
JNS.org – Two-thirds of Palestinians support knife attacks on Israelis, a new poll has found.
According to a poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, 67 percent of Palestinians support the use of knives in the current wave of terror attacks against Israelis, while 66 percent believe that “if the current confrontations develop into an armed intifada, such a development would serve Palestinian national interests in ways that negotiations could not.”
The poll also found that 79 percent of Palestinians back continued attacks on Israeli soldiers.
“Findings of the last quarter of 2015 indicate a continuation of three recent developments documented in our last poll in September: two-thirds continue to demand the resignation of [Palestinian Authority] President [Mahmoud] Abbas; a growing majority supports return to an armed intifada; and a growing majority continues to reject the two-state solution,” the Palestinian research center said.
More than 20 Israelis have been killed during the current spate of near-daily stabbing, shooting, and car-ramming attacks by Palestinian terrorists.