Poll: 60% of Palestinians oppose armed conflict

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(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Nearly two-thirds of Palestinians oppose armed resistance against Israel, according to a recent Jerusalem Media and Communication Center poll.

Some 1,200 Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip were polled, and only 31 percent supported armed conflict, a 20 percent drop since the last poll was taken four months ago, shortly after Operation Pillar of Defense ended in November.

While the popularity of a violent resistance has dropped, there was a notable rise in support for nonviolent resistance. The poll also shows that nearly two-thirds of Palestinians oppose renewing negotiations with Israel until it freezes construction of Jewish communities beyond the 1967 Green Line.

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Source: JNS.org

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