Woensdag, Oktober 22, 2003 / Last Modified: Zaterdag, December 31, 2011
75% of Palestinians support suicide bombing, majority support terrorism even
By Lamia Lahoud, The Jerusalem Post, October 16 and 22, 2003.
Seventy-five percent of Palestinians support the suicide bombing of the Maxim
restaurant in Haifa in which 23 people were killed, according to a new opinion
poll released by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in
Eighty-two percent believes the PA is corrupt. 90% support internal and
external calls for extensive political reforms.
Fifty-nine percent of Palestinians believe that Hamas and Palestinian Islamic
Jihad should continue their armed struggle against Israel even if Israel leaves all
of the West Bank and Gaza, including East Jerusalem, and a Palestinian state is
created, a new survey shows.
Similarly, 80 percent of Palestinians say that, under those circumstances, the
Palestinians should not give up the “right of return.”
Ninety-six percent of Israeli Jews say the people who piloted the planes on
September 11 were terrorists, while 37 percent of Palestinians share that view.
Slightly more than one in four – 26 percent – of Palestinians believe Israelis
planned the 9-11 attacks.