Palestinian Opinion on War in Gaza


Palestinian Attitudes About Peace With Israel

Views on the Palestinian Infrastructure and Political System

Israeli Opinion on War with Hamas

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
11%
Worse off
71%
About the same
17%

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
11%
They will return to negotiations but some armed confrontations will continue
50%
Thew will not return to negotiations and armed confrontations will not stop
33%

Do you think that the Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip was a reaction to the firing of rockets from the Strip? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
28.6%
No
69.1%
No opinion/don't know
2.3%

Do you support military operations by Palestinian resistance factions after reaching a truce agreement with Israel? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
39.9%
No
57.4%
No opinion/don't know
2.7%

Do you think that the PLO factions participated in the resistance during the war in Gaza? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
71.1%
No
21.5%
No opinion/don't know
7.3%

Do you think that the war in Gaza strengthened Hamas in the West Bank? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
57.7%
No
32.6%
No opinion/don't know
9.7%

Do you think that the reaction of the international public measured up to the catastrophe in the Gaza Strip? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
63.0%
No
31.2%
No opinion/don't know
5.8%

Do you think that the Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip increased the possibility of the separation of the Gaza Strip from the West Bank? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
56.9%
No
37.3%
No opinion/don't know
5.7%

Do you think that the new US administration under Obama is serious in its endeavors to achieve peace in the Middle East? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
24.0%
No
62.5%
No opinion/don't know
13.5%

Do you think that Hamas should accept a truce for one year and a half? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
64.3%
No
27.6%
No opinion/don't know
8.2%

Do you think that the suggested truce will hold for long in the future? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Yes
20.0%
No
68.7%
No opinion/don't know
11.3%

Who is the biggest beneficiary from a truce between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Israel
34.1%
Hamas
17.1%
Citizens of Gaza Strip
43.0%
No opinion/don't know
5.8%

How do you assess the media coverage of the war in the Gaza Strip? (An-Najah National University, February 1-2, 2009)

Good
68.3%
Fair
21.9%
Bad
8.2%
No opinion/don't know
1.5%

Who, in your opinion, won the the recent war in the Gaza Strip? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, An-Najah National University)

 
January 25-31, 2009
February 1-2, 2009
Israel
10.5%
13.4%
Hamas
34.1%
31.6%
Fateh
1.3%
-
The Palestinian factions
-
23.1%
Nobody
54.1%
29.6%
No opinion/don't know
-
2.3%

What do you think, after the Gaza war, would be the best solution for the Palestinian people? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

To return to the negotiation tabel with Israel
21.1%
To form a government of national unity
46.0%
To conduct new presidential and PLC elections
37.0%
To affiliate the Gaza Strip to Egypt
1.2%
To call UN forces to take over the responsibility in the Gaza Strip
3.7%

Who should, in your opinion, be held responsible for the recent war in Gaza? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

Fateh
7.6%
Hamas
14.5%
Israel
54.4%
Egypt
4.8%
Iran
4.8%
Syria
0.7%
United States
13.0%
European Union
0.2%

What is your attitude to the firing of rockets at present on Israel from Gaza? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

Strongly favor
18.5%
Favor
20.8%
Undecided
33.5%
Oppose
14.3%
Strongly oppose
12.9%

To what extent do you think the militant resistance has fulfilled its task during the Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

To a great extent
40.1%
To a middle extent
33.3%
To a small extent
23.9%
I don't know
2.7%

Do you think, after the war in Gaza, the following have lost or gained power? (Palestinian Center for Public Opinion, January 25-31, 2009)

 
Gained
Lost
Israel
37.7%
35.3%
Hamas
43.5%
26.8%
Fateh
25.5%
22.3%
The Palestinian Authority
22.9%
26.3%
Mahmoud Abbas
21.3%
38.1%
Khaled Mish'al
41.6%
30.3%