A recent polled showed that only 42% of Palestinians support a 3rd intifada, compared to the 63% who supported it last November. According to the poll that was conducted by a Palestinian research institute, about half of the Palestinian population believes that an intifada will harm the chance of achieving a Palestinian state.







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The Palestinian research institute Awrad published its findings yesterday (Saturday) of a recent poll that was conducted among 1,200 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. According to the results, only 42% of the Palestinian population support having a 3rd intifada, compared to the 63% who supported it just a few months ago.

More than half of the interviewees replied that they oppose a 3rd intifada. Half of the interviewees believe that an intifada will harm the chance of achieving a Palestinian state while 40% believe the opposite.

80% of the participants stated that they would like to have immediate elections for a new leader of legislative council. In Gaza alone, this statistic rises to 92%. If the elections were to be held today, 39% of the Palestinians would vote for Fatah, 17% for Hamas and 34% would not vote at all.

58% of the Palestinians would not oppose Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s resignation. Only 34% of the Palestinians said they would be worried if he resigned.

However, Awrad clarified that it is hard to predict the presidential election’s results because there are a lot of possible scenarios: If Abbas was to run against Ismail Haniyeh, he would receive 36% of the votes and Haniyeh would receive only 22%. However, 44% of the interviewees said they would have trouble deciding between these 2 candidates.