A way out of the morass

Can the Palestinian mood be leveraged for change?

March 15, 2016 15:06
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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THE STARTLING and not widely known results of a comprehensive Palestinian survey published in early February would probably surprise most Israelis and could have important ramifications. Conducted by the Ramallah-based Arab World for Research and Development, it showed that most Palestinians have little faith in violent resistance, oppose a third intifada and are most concerned about their economic well-being and personal safety.

Respondents in both Gaza and the West Bank were asked, inter alia, about the effect of the current wave of terror on their everyday lives, how they rated the performance of Palestinian political institutions and whether they thought the Palestinian Authority (PA) would survive.


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