Poll: Growing support among Palestinians for one state solution
An increasing number of Palestinians back the establishment of a single state for Jews and Arabs including Israel and the occupied territories, according to a poll released on Wednesday. The survey by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre (JMCC) indicated that support for a bi-national state in which Israelis and Palestinians would have equal rights had risen to 33.8 percent from 20.6 percent in June 2009.
During the same period, support for a negotiated two-state solution fell from 55.2 percent to 43.9 percent, while 32.1 percent of respondents said the "peace process is dead" in response to a separate question.
Most Palestinians, 43.7 percent, support peaceful negotiations, while 29.8 percent support armed struggle and 21.9 percent support peaceful resistance as the best strategy for ending the Israeli occupation, the poll found, according to the AP.
Concerning internal politics, the poll found that 39.7 percent of voters would back Fatah movement if elections were held this year, compared to just 14.4 percent would would vote for the Islamist Hamas.