Poll: Majority of Israeli Jews oppose releasing Palestinian prisoners as gesture to Abbas

July 25, 2013 15:08

The majority of Israeli Jews are against releasing Palestinian prisoners with blood on their hands as a gesture to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of the resumption of peace talks, according to a Smith Research poll conducted on Wednesday for terror victims organization Almagor.

The poll of 500 Israelis representing a sample of the adult population found that 80 percent of secular Jews said they were against releasing these Palestinian prisoners, while over 95% of conservative and orthodox Jews objected such a gesture.The poll's overall sampling error is plus or minus 4.5%.

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