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March 6, 2015 / 15 Adar , 5775
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Vast Majority of Gazan Arabs Support Terror Against Israel

Gazans overwhelmingly support rocket attacks against Israel, but they prefer other methods of attack even more.
Baby wearing a Hamas head band attends a Hamas "victory" rally in central Gaza City, on August 27, 2014, following the latest cease-fire. Gaza populace celebrated terrorists'  "victory" despite obvious damage from Israeli air strikes.

Baby wearing a Hamas head band attends a Hamas "victory" rally in central Gaza City, on August 27, 2014, following the latest cease-fire. Gaza populace celebrated terrorists' "victory" despite obvious damage from Israeli air strikes.
Photo Credit: Mostafa Ashqar / Flash 90

If the poll was about a presidential candidate, the fundraising team could retire. Sadly, the poll was of Palestinian Arabs and the question: Do you support terror attacks against Israel? The answer was an unnerving 89 percent do.

The poll was conducted by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion between August 14 and 19th. One thousand Gaza residents were interviewed, all above 18 years of age.

In addition to nearly 90 percent of the respondents being in favor of firing rockets from Gaza into Israel, the number is even more significant as it represents a huge increase since the last polling of the same question a year and a half ago. At that time, slightly fewer than half of all respondents registered support for rocket attacks on Israel.

When asked, during face-to-face interviews, to state their opinion about firing rockets at Israel, 88.9 per cent said either “I strongly support that” (60.3%) or “I support that,” (28.6 %).  Only one percent responded “I oppose that.”

OTHER METHODS OF ATTACK EVEN MORE POPULAR

Perhaps even more disconcerting is that the rocket attacks is not the preferred method by the respondents of “responding to Israeli aggression.” Only 15.9 % of the respondents thought that firing rockets was the “most successful” response. A higher percentage of Gazans smiled on “infiltrating through enemy lines,” (23.3 %), while the greatest number of respondents  preferred the category of “the Specific  military operations,” such as the use of naval commandos, or the attack on Nahal Oz (where four year-old Daniel Tragerman was killed.)

Surprisingly, the method which seemed to strike the greatest fear into the hearts of Israelis only registered as the third most successful method of responding to “Israeli aggression”: “the underground border-crossing tunnels.” Of least interest to the Gazans was the effectiveness of “coordination between the different factions,” although this method would be likely to be the most important one for long-term planning and control.

EGYPT SEEN AS MOST SUPPORTIVE

A very different question  provided fascinating, perhaps unpredictable results. The question: “Which country, in your opinion, best backed the Palestinian Resistance against the recent Israeli aggression against Gaza?

Given that Gazans are Sunni Muslims, and especially after the falling out between Hamas leadership and Iran over Syria (with Iran backing the king and Hamas supporting the rebels), it is not surprising that Iran comes in only in third place, with 8.1 %  believing Iran was the most supportive.

But the really big surprise was that nearly a third of all Gazans believe Egypt was the most supportive of Gaza. Do these people not realize that Egypt, like Israel, shares a border with Gaza and that Egypt, just like Israel, has closed the border with Gaza, as well as destroyed Hamas’s terror tunnels?

It would have been expected that Gazans perceived Qatar to have been the most supportive, followed closely by Turkey. Instead, Egypt received highest marks from Gazans (32.5%), followed by Turkey (25.3%) and then Qatar (23.5%).

Of the Arab countries, seen as the least supportive was the United Arab Emirates (0.1%), which is tied with the least supportive of the Western countries, the United States. France and Russia are equally thought to be the most supportive of the Palestinian Arab Resistance, with 1.5% believing them to be supportive of Gaza.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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11 Responses to “Vast Majority of Gazan Arabs Support Terror Against Israel”

  1. wots new… thay dance in the street at 9/11 wot do u expect!!! animals

  2. Yes nothing new …they are committed to the destruction of Israel and all Jews !

  3. Next time, and it will be soon, blow Hamas away, and if the peanut gallery insists on helping, then let the chips fall where they may.

  4. Jared Reeves says:

    Crazy …. Prefer death over life !!!!

  5. Jared Reeves says:

    Crazy …. Prefer death over life !!!!

  6. David Schwed says:

    I think the author should dig a little deeper. Although the government of Egypt is against Hamas, the people of Egypt are virulently anti Israel. Also the people of Gaza are in a state of hopelessness. Being anything but pro-Hamas can get you killed. Also much of their suffering is due to Israeli attacks on their community killing friends and relatives. They feel powerless and it is only natural to want to strike out against the ones who hurt you. They can be openly anti-Israel. In fact that helps them get along with neighbors and Hamas officials. If they want to work. If they don't want to be societal parriahs or even worse they will be pro Hamas and anti-Israel. And yes, in that state of mind, killing your abusers (which is their truth) provides some satisfaction.

  7. Les Le Gear says:

    Hatred of Jews is in the DNA of these savages. Only way to stop this is to sterilize them all. Or kill them.

  8. Via Di Veneto says:

    sickening that they have been educated with such outrageous lies, and sad that they still do not know any better- you can't expect people to know a concept other than what they have been taught-

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