Poll Shows Strong Palestinian Support for Attacks on Israelis (AP-Washington Post)
(dailyalert.org, Dec. 10, 2014)
80% of Palestinians support individual attacks to stab Israelis or ram cars into crowded train stations, according to a poll released Tuesday by Palestinian pollster Khalil Shikaki of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research.
The poll also found that more than half of Palestinians support a new uprising against Israel, and that Hamas would win presidential elections if they were held today.
See also Poll: Palestinians Are Convinced that Israel Intends to Destroy Al-Aqsa Mosque – Khalil Shikaki (Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research)
A poll conducted in the West Bank and Gaza on 3-6 December 2014 found that 86% of Palestinians believes that the Noble Sanctuary (the Temple Mount) in Jerusalem is in grave danger.
56% believe that Israel intends to destroy al-Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock and replace them with a Jewish temple; 21% believe it intends to divide the plateau so that Jews would have a synagogue alongside the Muslim holy places; and 9% believe that Israel intends to change the status quo by allowing Jews to pray there. Only 6% believe that Israel is interested in maintaining the status quo without change.
Half of the Palestinian public believes that Israel will indeed succeed in implementing its plans for the Noble Sanctuary.
56% support return to an armed intifada, compared to 50% three months ago and 41% six months ago. 70% believe that the chances for establishing a Palestinian state next to the state of Israel in the next five years are slim or non-existent.
Perception of corruption in PA institutions stands at 81%. 43% of Gazans say they seek emigration to other countries, compared with 23% in the West Bank.
See also “Al-Aqsa Is in Danger”: The Lie that Won’t Die – Nadav Shragai (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)