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Middle East
Majority of Palis support continuation of terror
2003-10-22
Well, what did we expect? Hat tip LGF
Fifty-nine percent of Palestinians believe that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad should continue their armed struggle against Israel even if Israel leaves all of the West Bank and Gaza, including East Jerusalem, and a Palestinian state is created, a new survey shows.
"For the Religion everything, for those outside the Religion, nothing."
Similarly, 80 percent of Palestinians say that, under those circumstances, the Palestinians should not give up the "right of return."
But most of them think the Israelis need to give up the right of respiration.
The poll of Palestinians, Israeli Jews, and Israeli Arabs was released in Washington on Wednesday by Itamar Marcus, founder of Palestinian Media Watch and written by pollster Frank Luntz. It was conducted by two polling firms, the Public Opinion Research of Israel and The Palestinian Center for Public Opinion.

The poll also examined Israeli and Palestinian attitudes towards the US and towards terrorism.

Nintey-six percent of Israeli Jews say the people who piloted the planes on September 11 were terrorists, while 37 percent of Palestinians share that view.
I take it most of those 37% believed it was laudable.
Slightly more than one in four - 26 percent - of Palestinians believe Israelis planned the 9-11 attacks.
Of course. Intellect is illegal there
Forty-two percent of Palestinians and 61 percent of Israeli-Arabs stated that they support the people who are attacking Americans in Iraq. Zero percent of Israeli Jews said they did.

Marcus said he believes such opinions are "not coming from a vacuum" and that the survey demonstrates a "connection between Palestinian media and education and Palestinian beliefs and opinions."
Plus the penalties associated with not deceiving oneself.
During the Iraq war, Palestinian Authority-sponsored television glorified the killing of American soldiers, a theme that has continued until now in various media, Marcus said.
Posted by:Atrus

#8  I shocked, SHOCKED! To see that the Paleos really are terrorists! The only answer is to wipe out 59% of them and then there will be peace. Also lets cut off ALL funding to the PA until such time they have stopped terrorists activity in areas that they control.
Posted by: Cyber Sarge (VRWC CA Chapter)   2003-10-22 5:03:35 PM  

#7  I still want to know why Congress wasn't debating a declaration of war after Arafat's thugs killed our ambassadors.
Posted by: Robert Crawford   2003-10-22 4:19:39 PM  

#6  Glass.
Posted by: Dishman   2003-10-22 3:57:07 PM  

#5  That's why I'm skeptical about any lasting peace in that region. The booming will continue forever, until, like it says in the Apocalypse, if the final days were not shortened, there would be no one left alive.
Posted by: Rafael   2003-10-22 3:53:10 PM  

#4  I think Israel needs more than a fence. A division of bulletproof bulldozers comes to mind.
Posted by: Old Patriot   2003-10-22 2:50:43 PM  

#3  "Forty-two percent of Palestinians and 61 percent of Israeli-Arabs stated that they support the people who are attacking Americans in Iraq"

Im surprised at that - while plenty of Israeli Arabs are far from moderate, for them to be that much more anti-US than Pals in the territories is rather surprising. Almost to the point of making me wonder about the poll in general.
Posted by: liberalhawk   2003-10-22 2:44:22 PM  

#2  Any poll on how they feel about retaliation? Got a feeling the numbers would be a little different...
Posted by: tu3031   2003-10-22 2:41:52 PM  

#1  Is anyone surprised? [no]

Will this persuade the Europeans/UN/other usual suspects to quit backing the "Palestinians"? [need I ask?]
Posted by: Barbara Skolaut   2003-10-22 1:58:33 PM  

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