Two-thirds of Palestinians Support a New Intifada - Poll

Published February 13th, 2020 - 10:10 GMT
Demonstrators wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during a rally at Yenikapı Square, in Istanbul, to protest against the US-made peace plan, also known as the ‘Agreement of the Century’ Ozan KOSE / AFP
Demonstrators wave Turkish and Palestinian flags during a rally at Yenikapı Square, in Istanbul, to protest against the US-made peace plan, also known as the ‘Agreement of the Century’ Ozan KOSE / AFP
Highlights
Palestinians say they are increasingly frustrated with fruitless diplomatic attempts to secure their statehood.

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coordination with Israel - a key negotiation of the Oslo Accords - which 69 percent of Palestinians believe should be withdrawn.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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