One-third of Palestinians support the attack in Itamar
in March, in which an Israeli family of five was murdered while 63 percent opposed it, according to a Hebrew University poll released on Wednesday.
The survey was conducted by Prof. Yaacov Shamir of the Harry S. Truman
Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace and the Department of
Communication and Journalism at the Hebrew University, and Prof. Khalil
Shikaki, Director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey
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Shamir and Shikaki also found that 67% of Gazans seek to organize
demonstrations against the Hamas government, like the ones in Egypt and
However, most Palestinians (66%) and Israelis (73%) do not think that
such protests "would be capable of ending the occupation nor of stopping
Nearly 70% of Israelis said that it is unlikely that Israeli Arabs would hold major demonstrations.
Over half (54%) of Palestinians said they did not think that protests in
the Middle East would increase the likelihood of establishing a
Palestinian state in the next five years, while only 42% agreed.