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Palestinian Public Opinion Polls:
Opinion of the Clinton and Geneva Initiative Parameters


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Do you support or oppose the package as a whole? (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

 
December 2008
August 2009
Support
41%
38%
Oppose
57%
61%

(1) Final Borders and Territorial Exchange: Do you support or oppose an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank and the Gaza Strip with the exception of some settlement areas in less that 3% of the West Bank that would be swapped with an equal amount of territory from Israel (areas indicated on map presented to respondents)? (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

 
December 2008
August 2009
Support
54%
49%
Oppose
44%
50%

(2) Refugees: Do you support or oppose a refugee settlement in which both sides agree that the solution will be based on UN resolutions 194 and 242? The refugees would be given five choices for permanent residency: the Palestinian state and the Israeli areas transferred to the Palestinian state in the territorial exchange mentioned above; no restrictions would be imposed on refugee return to these two areas. Residency in the other three areas (in host countries, third countries, and Israel) would be subject to the decision of these states. All refugees would be entitled to compensation for their “refugeehood” and loss of property. (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

 
December 2008
August 2009
Support
40%
37%
Oppose
58%
61%

(3) Jerusalem: Do you support or oppose a Jerusalem compromise in which East Jerusalem would become the capital of the Palestinian state with Arab neighborhoods coming under Palestinian sovereignty and Jewish neighborhoods coming under Israeli sovereignty? The Old City (including al Haram al Sharif) would come under Palestinian sovereignty with the exception of the Jewish Quarter and the Wailing Wall that would come under Israeli sovereignty. (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

 
December 2008
August 2009
Support
36%
31%
Oppose
63%
68%

(4) Demilitarized Palestinian State: Do you support or oppose the establishment of an independent Palestinian state that would have no army, but would have a strong security force and a multinational force deployed in it to ensure its security and safety? Israel and Palestine would be committed to end all forms of violence directed against each other. (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

 
December 2008
August 2009
Support
27%
24%
Oppose
73%
76%

(5) Security Arrangements: Do you support or oppose a compromise whereby the Palestinian state would have sovereignty over its land, water, and airspace, but Israel would have the right to use the Palestinian airspace for training purposes, and would maintain two early warning stations in the West Bank for 15 years? A multinational force would remain in the Palestinian state and in its border crossings for an indefinite period of time. The task of the multinational force would be to monitor the implementation of the agreement, and to monitor territorial borders and coast of the Palestinian state including the presence at its international crossings. (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

 
December 2008
August 2009
Support
35%
34%
Oppose
64%
64%

(6) End of Conflict: Do you support or oppose a compromise on ending the conflict that would state that when the permanent status agreement is fully implemented, it will mean the end of the conflict and no further claims will be made by either side? The parties will recognize Palestine and Israel as the homelands of their respective peoples. (Truman Institute/PCPSR)

 
December 2008
August 2009
Support
55%
55%
Oppose
44%
44%

Summary Table: Support for Clinton’s Permanent Settlement Framework 2003-2009

 

 

December
2004

December
2005

 

December
2006

December
2007

December
2008

 

August
2009

 

1) Borders and Territorial Exchange

ISR

55%

53%

44%

46%

46%

47%

PAL

63%

55%

61%

56%

54%

49%

2) Refugees

 

ISR

44%

43%

38%

44%

40%

36%

PAL

46%

40%

41%

39%

40%

37%

3) Jerusalem

ISR

39%

38%

38%

36%

40%

34%

PAL

44%

33%

39%

36%

36%

31%

4) Demilitarized State

ISR

68%

69%

62%

61%

64%

56%

PAL

27%

20%

28%

23%

27%

24%

5) Security Arrangements

ISR

61%

62%

51%

53%

56%

49%

PAL

53%

43%

42%

51%

35%

34%

6) End of Conflict

ISR

76%

80%

68%

66%

67%

68%

PAL

69%

64%

62%

66%

55%

55%

Overall Package

ISR

64%

64%

52%

53%

52%

46%

PAL

54%

46%

48%

47%

41%

38%

 


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