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Poll: 72% of Palestinians Favor Creating More Armed Terrorist Groups To Attack Israelis

Poll: 72% of Palestinians Favor Creating More Armed Terrorist Groups To Attack Israelis

Survey shows huge support for Islamic terrorist group Hamas in the West Bank. If elections held, Hamas chief set to defeat PLO’s Abbas

An overwhelming majority of Palestinians in the West Bank favor the formation of more terrorist groups to target Israel, a new poll shows.

“Seventy-two percent of Palestinians support the creation of additional armed groups in the West Bank akin to the Lion’s Den terror group that operates against Israel,” the Times of Israel reported Thursday citing an opinion poll conducted by the West Bank-based thinktank Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR).

The Lion’s Den, or Arin al-Usud, is the newest terrorist group to rear its ugly head in the Palestinian Authority-controlled West Bank. In October, the Israeli military carried out a counterterrorism raid in the the West Bank town of Nablus, killing Lion’s Den’s top commander and several other terror operatives. The Lion’s Den terror outfit is made up of former members of the PLO-Fatah-affiliated Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade, Iranian-backed Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), and other terrorist groups.

The survey also showed huge support for the Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas in the West Bank. If the choice was between the current Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who is affiliated with the PLO, and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, the Hamas candidate is expected to win overwhelmingly, the poll numbers indicate.

The Israeli TV channel i24News reported the findings of the survey:

According to a survey by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research published Tuesday, 72 percent of the Palestinian public said they favored forming armed groups. An example of one such group is the “Lions’ Den” – a Nablus-based group that does not take orders from the Palestinian Authority and is not part of the PA’s security services.

Meanwhile, 22 percent said they are against this and 59 percent said they were concerned that forming such armed groups could lead to further armed clashes with the PA’s security services. Conversely, 39 percent were not worried about such a scenario.

When asked about the most effective means of ending the “Israeli occupation,” 51 percent chose armed struggle, 23 percent of respondents said popular resistance and 21 percent opted for diplomatic negotiations with Israel. In comparison, back in September, 41 percent chose armed struggle and 30 percent chose negotiations.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s approval ratings, meanwhile, continued its consistent years-long drop. Only 23 percent said they were satisfied with Abbas’s performance, with dissatisfaction at a whopping 73 percent.

“Moreover, a vast majority of 75 percent of the public wants president Abbas to resign while only 20 percent want him to remain in office,” the survey said. “Three months ago, 74 percent said they want Abbas to resign.”

If Abbas and senior Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh were to face off in elections, the survey indicated that Haniyeh would receive more support than Abbas, 54 percent to 36 percent.

The study comes as terrorist activities in the Palestinian-administered territories of the West Bank are once again on the rise, with terrorists targeting Israeli civilians and armed forces. In recent months, terrorist outfits like Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) are increasingly using West Bank cities as the staging ground for terror attacks inside Israel.

Just like the West Bank, Gaza—which has been under the control of the Hamas terror group for over 15 years—also continues to be a breeding ground for various other terrorist outfits, including the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Last week, Hamas celebrated the 35th anniversary of its founding by renewing the pledge to intensify its campaign of jihad terrorism and destroy the state of Israel.

“The officials said this year’s anniversary of the founding of Hamas would be held under the slogan “‘We are headed toward Jerusalem with a roaring flood’,” The Jerusalem Post reported. “On the eve of the anniversary, Hamas called on Palestinians to step up their ‘resistance and revolution’ against Israel.”

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ThePrimordialOrderedPair | December 17, 2022 at 5:08 pm

Poll: 72% of Palestinians Favor Creating More Armed Terrorist Groups To Attack Israelis

Of the remaining 28%, how many of them are just satisfied with the current number of armed terrorist groups that attack Israel?

Mostly 3% peaceful”

It’s the Palestinian pastime. And progressives are just as ignorant about this as most things. They think others are subject to misinformation.

It’s actually closer to 100% but only 72% were truthful.,

You’ll notice in the last few years the leftist media and the Democrats have almost completely stopped talking about Palestine and Israel outside of a handful of crazies.

They obviously still fully support everything they’re doing, but it’s an acknowledgement that its not playing well for them in public.

It’s odd that so many people who chant “death for the sake of Allah” get upset when somebody accommodates them.

“Palestinian ya say?” Can’t find it on a map

amatuerwrangler | December 17, 2022 at 6:53 pm

So, statistically, on IDF operation the odds are that 3/4 of the “collateral damage” is sympathizers. Not a bad deal.

And this is why you should never feel sorry for the “Palestinians”. Let them suffer and live in squalor. They deserve it.

Israelis and others. 50 shades of American progress.

I feel sad for Palestinians. They have lived their entire lives being told lies and because of that they will never willingly seek peace with Jews.

Instead they will have to be brought in to the 21st century kicking and screaming and they sure did do a lot of screaming when Trump told them the truth, no money until you stop killing Jews.

So what an absolute travesty Trump had to do that by himself while being under,ined by so called adults in the Western world.

The Palestinians have two distinct groups, Hamas in Gaza and Fatah in the West Bank, who can’t even form a unity government. Whom could Israel possibly make a deal with? Israel has no peace partner! And let’s look at the distinct areas of Gaza and the West Bank. What sort of nation-building have these two areas done to show the world they are ready for a nation of their own should they even reach an agreement between themselves? Where is the infrastructure? Why has corruption run rampant at unprecedented levels? How is it permissible for Palestinian terrorists to be given pensions for killing their neighbors in Israel? Why are town squares and high schools in Palestinian areas named after suicide bombers who murder women and children? Is this the hallmark of a nation that is needed, especially in such a volatile area of the world? Would any country want this potential nation as a neighbor? Instead of building a state with its attendant political and economic institutions, they spent the better part of a decade turning Gaza into a massive military base, brimming with terror weapons, to make ceaseless war on Israel.
At this juncture, the Palestinians are incapable of statehood, based on the basic facts on the ground. One merely has to view what they have done, where they are, and their inability to have one voice. The Palestinians have been given offers of sovereignty an exhausting number of times over decades, enough is enough. The world needs to move on and live, as do the Palestinian people. Maybe one day they will be ready for a state, but playing victim and terrorizing their neighbors should not be rewarded with a pass to a nation of their own. It is time for Israel to reclaim its Land of Israel by removing all Arabs from the land in order to make a Jewish state with a Jewish majority viable from the Mediterranean Sea to the Jordan River. Israel should be established in this area and nothing else. In other words, no other state between the sea and the river.

If that poll accurately reflects the sentiments of those living in the West Bank, the next war will have to be “total war.”

    Milhouse in reply to Ira. | December 18, 2022 at 8:05 pm

    Unfortunately the Israeli government’s “legal adviser”, the IDF’s “legal advisers”, and the supreme court will never allow that. First those people’s power must be removed, and it doesn’t look like that’s going to happen.

      Right. Those poll numbers indicate that Israel’s leaders need to change their outlook, even if they don’t publicize the change. Note that I referred to the “next war.”

        Milhouse in reply to Ira. | December 18, 2022 at 10:36 pm

        The problem, again, is that the elected leaders have no real power. The supreme court and the “legal advisers” have arrogated to themselves a veto power over all government decisions, and even over government political appointments. They desperately need to be brought to heel, but nobody has the courage to do so, least of all Netanyahu, who is afraid that taking on the judicial and legal establishment will not only fail but will hurt him in his corruption trial.