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Israeli Public Opinion Polls:
Opinions On Fighting with Hamas


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In your opinion, should Israel launch an extensive ground operation today in
Gaza in light of the rocket fire from Gaza to Israel?
(Interdisciplinary Research and Consulting Institute Ltd, July 8th, 2014)

 
Yes
48%
No
41%
Don't Know and Other
11%

Do you believe that the fighting between Israel and Palestinian groups in Gaza... (PIPA, November 26, 2012)

 
All Israelis
Israeli Jews
will end for good only when there is a political final status agreement with the Palestinians
29%
27%
will end only through a major Israeli military campaign
15%
15%
will end only if Israel reoccupies Gaza
12%
13%
will not end
40%
42%
don't know/refused
4%
--

Regarding what is happening these days, do you think Israel is better or worse off than before the escalation in the Gaza Strip front? (PIPA, November 26, 2012)

 
All Israelis
Israeli Jews
better
36%
38%
worse
21%
16%
the same
38%
42%
don't know/refused
5%
--

Who, in your opinion, won the combat in the Gaza Strip? (PIPA, November 26, 2012)

 
All Israelis
Israeli Jews
Israel
40%
44%
Hamas
11%
10%
Neither
45%
44%
don't know/refused
5%
--

Do you support signing a ceasefire with Hamas? (Channel 2, November 21, 2012)

Yes
24%
No
70%
Don't know
6%

How long do you believe the ceasefire will hold? (Channel 2, November 21, 2012)

A short while
64%
Won't last long
24%
For a long time
7%

Did Operation Pillar of Defense reinstate Israel's deterrence? (Channel 2, November 21, 2012)

It has been strengthened
58%
It was weakened
15%
It hasn't changed
26%

Should Israel launch a military operation in Gaza? (New Wave for Yisrael Hayom, November 1, 2011)

Yes
56.9%
No
28.7%
Don't know
14.4%
 

Do you think the recent military operation of Israel in Gaza was stopped by Israel too early, too late, or in the right time? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR, March 1-7, 2009)

Too early
66%
Too late
15%
In the right time
16%
 

Given the outcome of the Israeli operation in Gaza, do you believe Palestinians are better off, worse off, or about the same as they were before the operation? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR, March 1-7, 2009)

Better off
16%
Worse off
58%
About the same
22%
 

In the aftermath of the Israeli operation in Gaza, what do you expect will happen between the two sides? (Truman Research Institute/PCPSR, March 1-7, 2009)

They will return to negotiations and armed confrontations will stop
7%
They will return to negotiations but some armed confrontations will continue
51%
Thew will not return to negotiations and armed confrontations will not stop
40%
 

On a scale of 1 (very disappointed) to 5 (very satisfied), how would you rate your feelings of the results of Operation Cast Lead? (The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Peace Index - February 2009)

1- Very disappointed
20.1%
2
13.0%
3
28.8%
4
18.7%
5- Very satisfied
15.4%
No opinion/I don't know
4.0%
 

Which of the following statements do you agree with most regarding your opinion of Operation Cast Lead? (The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Peace Index - February 2009)

Israel should have continued the operation until Hamas surrendered rather than give in to the international pressure to stop the fighting
56.2%
The operation ended at the right time based on the circumstances
21.7%
The operation should have ended earlier, after the air operations
15.1%
No opinion/I don't know
7.0%
 

Do you support or oppose a deal in which, in return for Gilad Shalit's release, Israel would free hundreds and possibly even more Palestinian prisoners, including many with "blood on their hands"? (The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Peace Index - February 2009)

Support such a deal
71.2%
Oppose such deal
21.7%
No opinion/I don't know
7.0%
 

If and when there are negotiations of a ceasefire with Hamas, how should Israel handle the Gilad Shalit issue? (Independent Media Review & Analysis, Tel Aviv University; January 2, 2009; January 4-6, 2009; The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Peace Index - February 2009)

 
January 2, 2009
January 4-6, 2009
February 17-19, 2009
Agree to ceasefire in any event
17.2%
17.5%
14.9%
Agree to ceasefire only with release of Gilad Shalit as a precondition
77.3%
76.5%
77.4%
I don't know/No answer
5.5%
6.0%
7.7%
 

Do you support or oppose Israel demanding the release of Gilad Shalit as a precondition for a ceasefire? (The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Peace Index - February 2009)

Support negotiations
45.2%
Oppose negotiations
50.7%
No opinion/I don't know
4.2%
 

Do you think Israel should or should not negotiate with Hamas? (The Tami Steinmetz Center for Peace Research, Peace Index - February 2009)

Support negotiations
45.2%
Oppose negotiations
50.7%
No opinion/I don't know
4.2%
 

Do generally support or oppose IDF Operation Cast Lead? (Independent Media Review & Analysis, Tel Aviv University, TNS Polling; January 2, 2009; January 4-6, 2009; January 9, 2009)

 
January 2, 2009
January 4-6, 2009
January 9, 2009
Support
93.1%
94.2%
91.4%
Oppose
3.9%
3.2%
3.8%
I don't know/No answer
3%
2.6%
4.8%
 

What do you think are the chances that IDF Operation Cast Lead will achieve all of its objectives? (Tel Aviv University, January 4-6, 2009)

Very low chance
6%
Fairly low chance
14.7%
Fairly high chance
51.7%
Very high chance
18.5%
I don't know/No answer
9.1%
 

Do you think the air force attacks in Gaza are justified or not justified in light of the destruction of infrastructure and suffering of the civilian population in the Gaza Strip that they are causing? (Tel Aviv University, January 4-6, 2009)

Justified
91.7%
Not justified
6%
I don't know/No answer
2.4%
 

Does IDF Operation Cast Lead benefit or harm Israel from a security perspective? (Tel Aviv University, January 4-6, 2009)

Benefit
91.6%
Harm
4%
I don't know/No answer
4.4%
 

On a scale of 1 to 5, how confident are you in each of the following in their leadership role during IDF Operation Cast Lead? (Tel Aviv University, January 4-6, 2009)

 
Ehud Olmert
Ehud Barak
Tzipi Livni
Binyamin Netanyahu
Shimon Peres
Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi
1- No confidence

18.7%

9.9%

13.1%

15.5%

11.1%

2.8%

2

8.3%

5.4%

7%

6%

5%

1.6%

3- Medium confidence

25%

19.9%

23.1%

19.3%

14.7%

6%

4

16.9%

20.7%

20.1%

16.7%

15.1%

10.3%

5- Full confidence

27%

41.4%

33%

36.4%

47.7%

74.8%

I don't know/No answer

4%

2.8%

3.8%

6.2%

6.4%

4.6%

 

Should the IDF continue the battle in Gaza or has the time come for a ceasefire? (Independent Media Review & Analysis; December 30, 2008; January 6, 2009)

 
December 30, 2008
January 6, 2009
Continue
81%
70%
Ceasefire
10%
20%
Other replies
9%
10%
 

After five days of battle against Hamas, what do you think Israel should do now? (Independent Media Review & Analysis; January 2, 2009)

Air operation only
39.6%
Ground operation
41.8%
Ceasefire now
9.3%
 

Is Prime Minister Ehud Olmert handling the war in Gaza today better or worse than he managed the Second Lebanon War? (Independent Media Review & Analysis; December 31, 2008)

Better
64%
Worse
7%
No significant difference
9%
Don't know/other replies
20%
 

Do you support a military operation in the Gaza Strip? (Midgam; December 24, 2008)

Support
60%
Oppose
23%
Don't know/other replies
17%
 

Do you support a ground operation in the Gaza Strip that may cause losses among IDF soldiers? (Dialogue, Ha'aretz; December 23, 2008)

Support
40%
Do not support
46%
Don't know/other replies
14%

 


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