Israelis opposed to further withdrawals

According to poll, 65% of Israelis say results of 2005 disengagement do not warrant West Bank pullout.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
March 19, 2008 12:17
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According to a recent poll the number of Israelis who support further withdrawals from the West Bank has dropped significantly in the years since the 2005 disengagement from the Gaza Strip and northern Samaria. The question asked by the "Motagim" poll was: "In light of the results of the disengagement process from the Gaza Strip, are you in favor of a continued withdrawal from Judea and Samaria?" 64.9 percent responded that they were opposed to further withdrawals and 23.9 percent said they were in favor. The rest refused to answer the question. The poll also divided the results according to various sectors in Israeli society, showing that 95 percent of haredim were opposed to further withdrawals, as were 90.9 percent in the religious community and 57 percent of the secular community. The poll was commissioned by the SOS Israel organization.


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