Israelis Believe 9/11-Type Attack Could Happen
in Israel and Back Attempt To Kill Yassin

(September 10, 2003)


Telephone poll of a representative national sample of 514 adult Israelis (including Israeli Arabs) carried out by "Brain Base" ["Maagar Mochot"] under the direction of Prof. Y. Katz for Israel Radio's "Another Matter" program on 10 September 2003 as presented on the website of the radio station. (http://bet.iba.org.il ).

70% -- support the attempt to kill Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin [54% -- of Labor voters]

38% -- Support expelling Arafat,
32% -- Keep Arafat under house arrest in mukata

After the resignation of Abu Mazen should Israel continue with the implementation of the Roadmap?
Yes 51%
No 33%

47% -- The new prime minister of the PA, Abu Ala, doesn't want to advance a diplomatic arrangement with Israel
58% -- The new prime minister of the PA, Abu Ala, cannot advance a diplomatic arrangement with Israel

Do you support the new budget proposal that was presented by minister of the treasury Binyamin Netanyahu this week?
Yes 24% --
No 47%

Do you support an NIS 3 billion cut in defense along with a cut in education and health or an NIS 6 billion cut in defense?
Defense & education, health cuts 32%
Cut defense only 25%

51% -- Labor, Shas and the Histadrut should lead together the struggle against the proposed budget

71% -- An event similar to the collapse of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York on September 11 could take place also in Israel.

Of those who replied that such an event could happen also in Israel, 24% cited an attack on an El Al plane, 15% airborne attack on tall building, 15% car bomb attack on tall building, 10% attack on strategic facilities


Source: IMRA (Independent Media Review & Analysis)