POLICE FORCES walk outside the capital’s central bus station after a Palestinian stabbed a woman nearby.
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More than half of the Palestinians support a third intifada against Israel, according to a public opinion poll published on Monday.
The poll, which was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, also found that 48 percent of respondents would like to see Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas quit.
The poll, conducted between November 12 and 18, covered some 1,000 Palestinians.
About 50% of respondents said that the current wave of violence paves the way for a third intifada.
Thirty-two percent described that violence as an intifada.
Forty-two percent of respondents support an armed intifada, as opposed to 30% who want it to be “peaceful.” Another 29% said they were completely opposed to any intifada against Israel.
More than half of the respondents said that they were in favor of a third intifada – an increase of 20 percentage points from a previous poll conducted by the same center.
A large majority of 62% of respondents said they were opposed to the resumption of peace talks with Israel.
Fifty-nine percent of respondents were unhappy with Abbas’s performance, while only 30% expressed satisfaction with him. Previous polls had shown that more than half of the Palestinians were satisfied with the way Abbas was running their affairs.