Two-thirds of Palestinians are in favour of starting a new intifada - or uprising - as their likelihood of statehood drastically reduced with US President Donald Trump's so-called Deal of the Century, a new study has revealed.
According to research conducted by the Palestinian Center for Political and Survey Research, Palestinians are losing hope that diplomacy can achieve self-determination and many see armed resistance as their last hope for freedom.
The survey showed 77 percent of Palestinians favour a new intifada - an armed uprising against the Israeli occupation - while 84 percent believe in withdrawing Palestinian recognition of Israel.
Another two-thirds voted in favour of Palestinians said they believed in halting security coordination with Israel - a key negotiation of the Oslo Accords - which 69 percent of Palestinians believe should be withdrawn.
Despite supporting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' rejection of the "Deal of the Century", there is still a deep-seated lack of trust for him and the Palestinian Authority.
According to the survey, two-thirds of the public support President Abbas lashing out against Trump's deal.
However, out of those Palestinians who support his stance, three-quarters do not trust Abbas to protect Palestinian interests.
Support for the two-state solution is currently at an all-time low since the Oslo Accords, with only 40 percent of Palestinians still supporting the solution.
This article has been adapted from its original source.
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