Poll: Palestinians Support Hamas’ Refusal to Recognize Israel

From Poll: Palestinians Support Hamas’ Refusal to Recognize Israel:

A Palestinian poll conducted March 16-18, 2006, asked:

Do you expect Hamas to succeed or fail in managing the PA? Succeed – 70%, Fail – 22%

Should Hamas recognize the State of Israel? Yes – 36%, No – 61%

Can the PA do without Western assistance? Yes – 31%, No – 68%

Will Hamas find alternative resources from Arab and Muslim countries? Yes – 78%, No – 19%

Concerning armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, I… Support – 52%, Oppose – 45%

Have armed confrontations helped achieve Palestinian rights in ways that negotiations could not achieve? Yes – 67%, No – 31%

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