‘51% of Palestinians want urgent truce’

Poll finds that while a majority of 64% express support for Hamas’s conditions, only 15% say they favor the position of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the results reveal.

July 24, 2014 03:14
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An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 21

An Israeli mobile artillery unit fires towards the Gaza Strip July 21. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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More than half of the Palestinians want an immediate cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, according to a public- opinion poll published Wednesday.

The poll, which was conducted by the AWRAD research and development center in Ramallah, showed that 64 percent of Palestinians expressed support for Hamas’s conditions for a cease-fire.

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While a majority of 64% expressed support for Hamas’s conditions, only 15% said they favored the position of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the results revealed.

The survey showed that 51% of respondents favored an immediate cease-fire that would be followed by negotiations on the points of disagreement.

An overwhelming majority of respondents, 93%, said they had a negative view of the US role in the crisis.

According to the results, Hamas’s performance has won the backing of 85% of Palestinians in the West Bank.

Abbas, by contrast, won the approval of only 13%.

Nearly 60% of respondents said that the Palestinians were winning the war, as opposed to 7% who said that Israel was victorious so far.

The poll indicated a rise in Hamas’s popularity among Palestinians over Fatah.

Hamas received support from 31% of the respondents, while Abbas’s Fatah faction won only 23%.

The poll covered some 1,100 Palestinians from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip and was conducted between July 19 and July 21.

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