Poll reveals most Palestinians think peace talks with Israel are dead

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December 16, 2013 16:55

Palestinian Center for Public Opinion poll finds that 56% of Palestinians expect a fresh confrontation with Israel.




US Secretary of State John Kerry with Tzipi Livni and Saeb Erekat, July 30, 2013.

Kerry, Livni, Erekat press conference 370. (photo credit:REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

A majority of Palestinians believe that the current peace talks with Israel have reached a dead end and see no point in their continuation, a public opinion poll published Monday showed.

The poll also showed that a majority of Palestinians expect the talks to fail.

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Previous public opinion polls have also indicated that a majority of Palestinians are opposed to the negotiations with Israel and expect a third intifada.

The poll, which covered some 1,000 Palestinians from the West Bank, east Jerusalem and Gaza Strip, was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion between November 27 and December 10.

The survey showed that 56 percent of the Palestinians expect a fresh confrontation with Israel.

According to the poll, 51% of respondents expressed opposition to the talks with Israel, while only 33% supported their continuation.

Another 56% of respondents said they did not expect the negotiations to lead to peace between Israel and the Palestinians.

The poll showed that 57% of Palestinians expect the talks with Israel to fail, as opposed to only 19% who predicted success.

Another 53% of respondents said they did not believe that the Israeli government is genuinely interested in the success of the peace talks, the survey showed.

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