Channel 10 survey: 69% of Israelis support Schalit deal

October 14, 2011 21:47


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A great majority of the Israeli public supports the deal signed with Hamas, by which kidnapped soldier Gilad Schalit will be returned to Israel in exchange for the release of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners, a Channel 10 survey released on Friday revealed.

The survey carried out by Channel 10 and the Midgam Project found that 69 percent of Israelis support the deal for Schalit, despite the fact that a number of terrorists with blood on their hands stand to be released as part of the transaction. Of those surveyed, 26 percent said that they oppose the deal.

The large number of survey participants said that they support the deal , despite the fact that a majority of them, 62 percent, answered that they believe Israel's security situation will worsen as a result of the release of more than 1,000 Palestinian prisoners.

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