Palestinian Attitudes Toward The 2000 Camp David Talks


In your opinion who is more responsible for the failure of the Camp David negotiations a year ago? Is it the Palestinian side, Israeli side or both sides? (JMCC Poll, September 2001)  

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Palestinian side
 1.8
2.2 
 1.1
Israeli side
 82.6
 82.5
 83.0
Both sides
 13.2
 13.5
 12.7
No answer 
2.4 
 1.8
3.2

From your point of view what is the issue that was more responsible for the failure of Camp David negotiations: Jerusalem, Refugees, settlements and borders? (JMCC Poll, September 2001) 
 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1198
n=758
n=440
Jerusalem
 58.3
57.0
60.7 
Settlements
 19.6
22.4 
14.8 
Refugees
 15.7
14.6 
 17.5
Borders
 2.2
 2.4
 1.8
No answer 
4.2 
3.6 
5.2

What are your expectations regarding the results of the current negotiations in Camp David; do you expect that they would succeed in reaching an acceptable final agreement or not? (JMCC Poll, July 2000)

 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1200
n=760
n=440
I expect that they would succeed in reaching an acceptable final agreement 
37.3
34.6
42.0 
I do not expect that they would succeed in reaching an acceptable  final agreement
52.8
54.1
50.5
I don't know
9.0
10.7
6.1
No answer
0.9
0.6
1.4

The Palestinian and Israeli sides failed to reach a peace agreement at Camp David. In general, do you support or oppose the broad position taken by president Yasir Arafat at Camp David as you have heard it in the news? (PSR, July 2000)

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

1.This position is just right

67.5

61.5

76.8

2. Not enough of a compromise

5.7

5.8

5.5

3. Too much of a compromise

14.9

17.8

10.5

4. Don't know

11.9

15.0

7.2

In your opinion what will happen now, after the failure of the "Camp David" talks? (PSR, July 2000)

 

Total %

West Bank %

Gaza Strip %

1) Talks will resume soon enough and no violence will erupt

43.6

39.2

50.5

2) Dispersed acts of violence will take place before the resumption of the talks

25.6

25.2

26.1

3) Confrontations and intifada will erupt in the West Bank and Gaza, and the parties will not return to the negotiations

21.3

24.1

17.0

4) Don't know

9.4

11.5

6.3

Camp David is hosting the final status negotiations over Jerusalem, refugees, borders and settlements.  Are you confident or not confident in the Palestinian negotiating delegation in Camp David? (JMCC Poll, July 2000) 
 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1200
n=760
n=440
I am confident in the Palestinian negotiating delegation 
55.7
54.3
58.0 
I am not confident in the Palestinian negotiating delegation
34.7
36.1
32.3
I don't know
7.8
7.9
7.5
No answer
1.8
1.7
2.2

Do you think you would support or oppose the agreement that might be reached in the ongoing Camp David negotiations? (JMCC Poll, July 2000) 
 
Total 
West Bank
Gaza Strip
n= 1200
n=760
n=440
I would support the agreement
28.2
28.6
27.5 
I would oppose the agreement
18.8
19.3
17.7
I will determine my position after reviewing the agreement
49.1
48.0
50.9
I donít know
3.6
3.8
3.2
No answer
0.3
0.3
0.7