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"27% support the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel"

The following survey conducted by the Near East Consulting Center indicates a movement among Palestinians away from support for violence and terror. The survey was conducted in the last week of April 2011, among 844 respondents from the West Bank, Gaza and Jerusalem:
     “Concerning the fate of the ceasefire with Israel, half of the Palestinians said that Hamas is unable to commit itself to enforcing a ceasefire and preventing the factions from firing rockets at Israel, but only 27% support the launching of rockets from Gaza into Israel.
In addition, 72% of respondents support arriving at an agreement with Israel, as opposed to 28% who are against it. Also, 71% emphasized that Hamas should change its position which calls for the destruction of Israel.
Concerning confidence in the parties, the results showed that 40% support the Fatah movement, with 6% supporting Hamas and 6% supporting other parties and factions. At the same time, half of the Palestinians (48%) do not have faith in any faction on the Palestinian scene. Comparing the popularity of Mahmoud Abbas with that of Ismail Haniyeh, it turns out that the great majority, 83%, have faith in Abbas, while 17% place their trust in Ismail Haniyeh.”

Note: In contrast to the above claim that "72% of respondents support arriving at an agreement with Israel," the NEC poll states that "72% believe that the Palestinians do not have a partner for peace in Israel." To view the NEC poll, click here
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