Palestinian Attitudes Toward the Peace Process, Arrests, National Rights


Do you support or oppose the reported Israeli offer of an exchange of territories in a peace agreement? (Palestinian Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, August 2007)

Oppose
61%
Support
38%

Do you support or oppose the proposal's premise that Israel would get control of West Bank land where Jewish settlements are located? (Palestinian Jerusalem Media and Communications Center, August 2007)

Oppose
82%

If both sides agree to it, do you think the cease-fire with the Israelis should or should not be extended in 2006? (Gallup, January 2006)

Should be extended
51%
Should not be extended
34%

In principle, do you support or oppose the peace process with the Israelis? (Gallup, January 2006)

 
2000
2006
Strongly support
29%
26%
Moderately support
43%
39%
Moderately oppose
12%
13%
Strongly oppose
13%
17%

How important do you believe achievement of a peace treaty between Israel and the Palestinians is to each of the following? (Gallup, January 2006)

 
Personal safety and security of Palestinians
Economic prosperity in Palestine
International respect for Palestine
Very important
78%
78%
71%
Somewhat important
16%
16%
20%
Not too important
3%
2%
4%
Not at all important
1%
1%
2%

Preferred Approach to Achieving Palestinian Self-Determination and Security (Gallup, January 2006)

Believe mostly in nonviolent forms of resistence and negotiation
54%

In your opinion will democratic reforms called for by the Roadmap facilitate or inhibit the peace process with Israel? (Source: PSR, June 2003)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Definitely will facilitate 8.7 9.3 7.7
Think will facilitate 39.2 40.6 36.8
Not facilitate, not inhibit 23.1 21.4 26.2
Think will inhibit 14.8 14.5 15.4
Definitely will inhibit 6.2 6.0 6.6
DK/NA 7.9 8.2 7.4

In your opinion would the American and other Quartet members put heavy pressure on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to accept their roadmap or would they not put such pressure? (Source: PSR, April 2003)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Would do that 45.3 46.3 43.7
Would not do that 46.1 43.8 49.8
No opinion / do not know 8.6 9.9 6.5

Would you support or oppose massive American and international pressure on the Palestinian Authority to accept the Quartet's roadmap and to return to negotiations with Israel? (Source: PSR, April 2003)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Definitely would support 2.3 2.7 1.6
Would support 15.0 14.0 16.6
Would not support 53.5 54.3 52.0
Definitely would not support 25.5 23.9 28.1
No opinion / do not know 3.7 5.0 1.6

Would you support or oppose the deployment of international forces in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in order to force the Palestinians and the Israelis to accept and implement the roadmap? (Source: PSR, April 2003)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Support the deployment of international forces 37.9 32.9 46.4
Support if the forces are European 9.3 11.6 5.5
Support if the forces are American 0.5 0.6 0.2
Oppose international forces of all kinds 48.0 48.8 46.6
Others 1.3 2.1 0.0
No opinion / do not know 3.0 4.0 1.4

Do you support or oppose the deals that were reached in order to: (Source: PSR, May 2002)

  • End the siege around the president and his headquarter (muqata誕. in Ramalllah)
  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Strongly support 6.9 5.8 8.7
Support 40.5 43.3 35.9
Oppose 30.7 31.2 30.0
Strongly oppose 17.9 15.5 21.9
Do not know / No opinion 4.0 4.2 3.6
  • End the siege around the nativity church in Bethlehem
  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Strongly support 7.1 6.7 7.7
Support 32.7 33.5 31.4
Oppose 36.2 38.5 32.5
Strongly oppose 21.7 18.6 26.8
Do not know/no opinion 2.3 2.7 1.6
  • End the siege around the headquarter of the Preventive Security service in Bietunia
  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Strongly support 4.6 4.6 4.5
Support 21.2 22.9 18.5
Oppose 35.2 39.0 29.2
Strongly oppose 30.2 25.5 37.7
Do not know / no opinion 8.8 7.9 10.1

Israel proposes a gradual implementation of a cease-fire that would start in the Gaza Strip and extend subsequently to West Bank cities. Israeli forces would withdraw to the lines of September 2000 from those areas in which a cease fire is implemented. Do you support or oppose this proposal? (Source: PSR, August 2002)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip

1. Strongly support

7.1

6.5

7.9

2. Support

40.8

42.6

37.9

3. Oppose

35.2

35.2

35.3

4. Strongly oppose

14.7

12.7

17.8

5. Do not know / no opinion

2.3

3.0

1.2

Now that both the Israeli and Palestinian sides have accepted the Colin Powell痴 statement regarding the implementation of the Mitchell Report and the cease fire, do you strongly support, support, oppose, or strongly oppose the immediate return to Palestinian-Israeli negotiations? (Source: PSR, December 2001)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Strongly support 14.5 10.8 20.8
Support 56.6 59.8 51.2
Oppose 20.0 21.8 17.0
Strongly oppose 6.8 5.3 9.3
No opinion / don't know 2.1 2.4 1.8

Palestinian security services say they are arresting those who (violate the ceasefire agreement - 12/01) (carry out bombing attacks inside Israel. - 5/02). Do you support or oppose such arrests? (Source: PSR, December 2001)

  Total (12/01) Total (5/02) West Bank (12/01) West Bank (5/02) Gaza Strip (12/01) Gaza Strip (5/02)
Strongly support 2.4 2.3 2.2 1.5 2.6 3.6
Support 17.3 8.6 18.8 8.6 14.8 8.5
Oppose 50.7 48.6 55.4 55.3 42.9 37.9
Strongly oppose 25.7 37.7 18.7 31.1 37.5 48.1
No opinion / do not know 3.8 2.9 4.8 3.5 2.2 2.0

And if the ceasefire fails and negotiations do not resume soon, would you or would not you support return to armed confrontations? (Source: PSR, July 2001)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
I would support return to armed confrontations. 60.0 55.6 67.3
I would support return to popular unarmed confrontations only 18.6 19.5 13.6
No opinion / Don't know 4.1 5.3 2.2

Do you believe that the armed confrontations so far have achieved Palestinian rights in a way that negotiations could not? (Source: PSR)

  Total (7/00) Total (12/00) Total (7/01)

Total (12/01)

Total (5/02) Total (8/02) Total (11/02) Total (4/03) Total (6/03)
Definitely yes 7.0 17.4 25.1

16.1

19.7 24.5 24.5 25.0 24.4
Yes 28.0 39.6 44.5

44.4

46.8 46.0 41.5 41.0 40.9
No 45.4 29.1 22.2

30.9

24.8 20.8 26.5 24.9 25.5
Definitely no 11.5 8.5 4.5

5.3

5.2 3.9 3.9 5.9 6.1
No opinion / don't know 8.0 5.3 3.6

3.4

3.6 4.7 3.6 3.2 3.1

Do you believe that the armed confrontations so far have achieved Palestinian rights in a way that negotiations could not? (Source: PSR)

  West Bank (7/00) West Bank (12/00) West Bank (7/01)

West Bank (12/01)

West Bank (5/02) West Bank (8/02) West Bank (11/02) West Bank (4/03) West Bank (6/03)
Definitely yes 5.9 16.0 19.6

12.2

13.8 21.4 23.2 23.8 23.2
Yes 27.4 38.2 47.5

47.5

50.9 45.4 42.5 38.8 39.8
No 47.6 31.3 24.0

33.0

25.8 22.3 28.1 27.6 27.3
Definitely no 11.0 8.3 3.9

3.3

4.9 4.4 2.6 6.0 6.1
No opinion/don't know 8.2 6.2 4.9

4.0

4.6 6.4 3.7 3.8 3.5

 

  Gaza Strip (7/00) Gaza Strip (12/00) Gaza Strip (7/01) Gaza Strip (12/01) Gaza Strip (5/02) Gaza Strip (8/02) Gaza Strip (11/02) Gaza Strip (4/03) Gaza Strip (6/03)
Definitely yes 8.7 19.6 34.0 22.5 29.0 29.6 26.7 27.0 26.3
Yes 29.0 41.7 39.7 39.1 40.2 46.9 39.8 44.5 42.6
No 42.1 25.8 19.4 27.3 23.1 18.3 24.0 20.3 22.5
Definitely no 12.3 9.0 5.3 8.7 5.5 3.2 5.9 5.9 6.0
No opinion / Don't know 7.8 3.9 1.6 2.4 2.2 2.0 3.6 2.2 2.5

 

 

Secretary Powell says that now the US wants the end of Israeli occupation, establishment of an independent Palestinian state, and the cessation of all settlement activities and from the Palestinians a cease-fire and the end of incitements against Israel. Do you find yourself strongly agreeing, agreeing, disagreeing or strongly disagreeing? (Source: PSR, December 2001)

    Total   West Bank     Gaza Strip

1. Strongly agree

9.1

7.3

12.3

2. Agree

43.0

45.2

39.3

3. Disagree

28.4

29.4

26.7

4. Strongly disagree

16.6

14.2

20.6

5. Do not know/ no answer

2.9

3.9

1.2

Given Secretary Powell statements above, how do you now evaluate this American position? (Source: PSR, December 2001)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip

1. I see a new and more balanced position

9.0 8.5 9.9

2. The US position is the still the same biased one in favor of Israel

83.6 82.5 85.5

3. The US position is shifting toward more support for the Palestinians

4.0 4.7 2.8

4. Do not know/ no answer

3.4 4.4 1.8

In his Eid speech, President Arafat announced an immediate and comprehensive ceasefire. Do you support or oppose this ceasefire? (Source: PSR, December 2001)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Support 59.9 62.2 56.0
Oppose 36.4 34.0 40.4
Do not know 3.8 3.9 3.6

With regard to call for a cessation of violence by both sides, I ... (Source: PSR)

  Total (11/02) Total (4/03) Total (6/03) West Bank (11/02) West Bank (4/03) West Bank (6/03) Gaza Strip (11/02) Gaza Strip (4/03) Gaza Strip (6/03)
Support It 75.9 71.3 80.2 77.2 72.5 81.4 73.7 69.3 78.2
Oppose It 21.9 26.8 18.6 20.0 25.3 16.9 25.1 29.5 21.5
Do Not Know/ No Opinion 2.2 1.8 1.2 2.8 2.2 1.7 1.2 1.2 3.6

 

The Palestinian side has accepted the Mitchell report and the cease fire, do you support or oppose this Palestinian step? (Source: PSR, July 2001)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip

1) Strongly support

7.7

7.6

7.7

2) Support

41.9

45.9

35.4

3) Oppose

30.3

29.9

30.8

4) Strongly oppose

16.0

12.3

21.9

5) Don't know

4.2

4.2

4.2

Now that both the Israeli and Palestinian sides have accepted the Mitchell Report and the cease fire, do you strongly support, support, oppose, or strongly oppose the immediate return to Palestinian-Israeli negotiations? (Source: PSR, July 2001)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip

1) Strongly support

11.0

9.9

12.8

2) Support

51.7

54.6

47.0

3) Oppose

23.0

23.6

21.9

3) Strongly oppose

12.1

9.4

16.4

4) No Opinion/ Don't know

2.3

2.6

1.8

Do you believe that a return to armed confrontations will achieve Palestinian rights in a way that the negotiations can not? (Source: PSR, July 2001)

  Total West Bank Gaza Strip
Definitely yes 23.2 16.4 34.3
Yes 48.0 52.3 41.0
No 20.3 21.3 18.8
Definitely no 2.9 2.7 3.2
No opinion / Don't know 5.5 7.3 2.8

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, would you support or oppose the process of reconciliation between the state of Palestine and the state of Israel? (Source: PSR)

  Total (7/00) Total (7/01) Total (12/01) Total (5/02) Total (8/02) Total (11/02) Total (4/03) Total (6/03)
Strongly support 9.5 12.2

10.8

9.0 10.0 14.4 11.3 10.3
Support 65.1 60.8

62.2

60.6 62.8 58.2 54.1 61.2
Oppose 14.8 16.6

18.2

20.3 17.5 17.4 22.5 19.2
Strongly oppose 7.7 8.7

6.6

8.4 8.0 8.7 10.3 7.7
Do not know, no opinion 2.9 1.6

2.2

1.7 1.7 1.2 1.8 1.6

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, would you support or oppose the process of reconciliation between the state of Palestine and the state of Israel? (Source: PSR)

  West Bank (6/00) West Bank (7/01) West Bank (12/01)

West Bank (5/02) West Bank (8/02) West Bank (11/02) West Bank (4/03) West Bank (6/03)
Strongly support 7.5 9.7

7.1

5.2 9.0 12.7 10.2 10.2
Support 64.9 62.7

65.8

63.9 62.9 61.7 55.3 61.8
Oppose 15.9 19.1

19.6

22.4 18.3 18.9 22.7 19.2
Strongly oppose 7.8 6.8

4.7

7.0 7.4 5.3 9.3 7.1
Do not know, no opinion 3.9 1.7

2.8

1.5 2.4 1.5 2.6 1.6

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, would you support or oppose the process of reconciliation between the state of Palestine and the state of Israel? (Source: PSR)

  Gaza Strip (6/00) Gaza Strip (7/01) Gaza Strip (12/01) Gaza Strip (5/02) Gaza Strip (8/02) Gaza Strip (11/02) Gaza Strip (4/03) Gaza Strip (6/03)
Strongly support 12.7 16.2 17.0 15.2 11.4 17.2 13.0 10.4
Support 65.4 57.9 56.3 55.4 62.7 52.7 52.0 60.1
Oppose 13.0 12.6 15.8 17.0 16.2 15.0 22.3 19.1
Strongly oppose 7.6 11.9 9.7 10.5 8.9 14.3 12.1 8.8
Do not know, no opinion 1.4 1.4 1.2 2.0 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.7

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, how soon do you think will reconciliation between the two peoples be achieved? (Source: PSR, December 2001)

  Total (7/00) Total (7/01) Total (12/01) Total (5/02) Total (8/02) Total (11/02)
Reconciliation is not possible ever 35.8 38.4 41.1 42.0 43.0 40.0
Only in many generations to come 16.5 14.6 16.6 14.7 14.4 14.8
Only in the next generation 8.4 9.2 8.6 9.0 10.6 10.0
Only in the next decade 6.7 6.7 6.1 6.1 6.6 7.1
On the next few years 16.6 18.0 14.2 16.0 12.6 18.3
No opinion / don't know 15.8 13.1 13.4 12.2 12.8 9.8

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, how soon do you think will reconciliation between the two peoples be achieved? (Source: PSR, December 2001)

  West Bank (7/00) West Bank (7/01) West Bank (12/01) West Bank (5/02) West Bank (8/02) West Bank (11/02)
Reconciliation is not possible ever 35.3 36.3 40.8 41.9 40.2 38.1
Only in many generations to come 17.8 14.3 16.8 14.7 15.3 15.8
Only in the next generation 6.7 9.6 8.6 8.6 9.5 10.1
Only in the next decade 7.4 6.9 6.0 6.3 7.9 7.1
On the next few years 15.2 17.8 14.0 15.6 13.3 17.3
No opinion / don't know 17.6 15.1 13.8 13.0 13.7 11.5

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian people and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, how soon do you think will reconciliation between the two peoples be achieved? (Source: PSR, December 2001)

  Gaza Strip (7/00) Gaza Strip (7/01) Gaza Strip (12/01) Gaza Strip (5/02) Gaza Strip (8/02) Gaza Strip (11/02)
Reconciliation is not possible ever 36.7 41.7 41.7 42.2 47.3 43.2
Only in many generations to come 14.6 15.0 16.2 14.8 13.0 13.1
Only in the next generation 11.1 8.5 8.7 9.5 12.4 9.9
Only in the next decade 5.6 6.3 6.1 5.7 4.5 7.1
On the next few years 19.0 18.4 14.6 16.8 11.4 19.8
No opinion / don't know 13.1 10.1 12.6 11.0 11.2 6.9

And what about the majority of Israelis? How soon do they in your opinion believe that a full reconciliation between the two peoples can be achieved? (Source: PSR)

  Total (7/00) Total (7/01) Total (12/01) Total (11/02)
Reconciliation is not possible ever 44.1 50.1 53.6 50.3
Only in many generations to come 12.2 10.0 9.9 11.1
Only in the next generation 5.6 7.0 6.0 7.7
Only in the next decade 5.7 4.3 3.6 4.9
On the next few years 12.7 13.6 10.5 13.0
No opinion / don't know 19.7 15.0 16.4 13.0

And what about the majority of Israelis? How soon do they in your opinion believe that a full reconciliation between the two peoples can be achieved? (Source: PSR)

  West Bank (7/00) West Bank (7/01) West Bank (12/01) West Bank (11/02)
Reconciliation is not possible ever 42.5 46.3 53.3 49.9
Only in many generations to come 13.8 10.8 10.7 11.7
Only in the next generation 5.4 7.4 5.4 8.6
Only in the next decade 5.1 4.8 3.4 5.2
On the next few years 10.6 14.0 10.7 13.1
No opinion / don't know 22.5 16.6 16.5 14.5

And what about the majority of Israelis? How soon do they in your opinion believe that a full reconciliation between the two peoples can be achieved? (Source: PSR)

  Gaza Strip (7/00) Gaza Strip (7/01) Gaza Strip (12/01) Gaza Strip (11/02)
Reconciliation is not possible ever 46.5 56.1 54.2 55.6
Only in many generations to come 9.6 8.7 8.5 10.3
Only in the next generation 5.9 6.3 7.1 6.1
Only in the next decade 6.6 3.6 4.0 4.6
In the next few years 16.0 12.8 10.1 12.7
No opinion / don't know 15.4 12.5 16.2 10.7

After reaching an agreement to cease violence by both sides and the Palestinian Authority takes security measures to prevent such armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, are you concerned that these may lead to internal Palestinian conflict? (Source: PSR, November 2001)

  Total (11/01) Total (4/03) Total (6/03)
Yes, very worried 44.4 41.6 44.9
Somewhat worried 38.0 37.3 38.8
No, not worried 15.1 18.2 14.7
No opinion/ don't know 2.5 2.9 1.6

After reaching an agreement to cease violence by both sides and the Palestinian Authority takes security measures to prevent such armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, are you concerned that these may lead to internal Palestinian conflict? (Source: PSR, November 2001)

  West Bank (11/01) West Bank (4/03) West Bank (6/03)
Yes, very worried 40.1 39.1 43.2
Somewhat worried 40.1 37.7 38.6
No, not worried 16.3 19.8 16.3
No opinion/ don't know 3.4 3.4 1.9

After reaching an agreement to cease violence by both sides and the Palestinian Authority takes security measures to prevent such armed attacks against Israeli civilians inside Israel, are you concerned that these may lead to internal Palestinian conflict? (Source: PSR, November 2001)

  Gaza Strip (11/01) Gaza Strip (4/03) Gaza Strip (6/03)
Yes, very worried 51.3 45.7 47.7
Somewhat worried 34.5 36.6 39.3
No, not worried 13.3 15.7 11.9
No opinion/ Don't know 1.0 2.0 1.1

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian side and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, the following are steps may be taken in order to enhance relations between the State of Israel and a Palestinian State. For each of the suggested steps please tell me whether you support or oppose it: (Source: PSR)

Open borders to free movement of people and goods

  Total (7/00) Total (7/01) Total (12/01) Total (5/02) Total (8/02) Total (11/02) Total (4/03) Total (6/03)
Strongly support 22.5 24.4 29.1 20.6 20.0 25.2 19.1 20.3
Support 62.5 60.0 55.6 60.2 63.6 58.2 63.1 63.8
Oppose 8.8 11.5 11.7 15.0 12.1 12.4 13.2 11.6
Strongly oppose 4.0 2.7 2.8 3.5 2.6 3.0 3.8 3.4
Don't know 2.2 1.5 0.9 0.7 1.7 1.1 0.8 0.9

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian side and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, the following are steps may be taken in order to enhance relations between the State of Israel and a Palestinian State. For each of the suggested steps please tell me whether you support or oppose it: (Source: PSR)

Open borders to free movement of people and goods

  West Bank (7/00) West Bank (7/01)

West Bank (12/01)

West Bank (5/02) West Bank (8/02) West Bank (11/02) West Bank (4/03) West Bank (6/03)
Strongly support 16.5 18.9 26.2 14.8 21.6 21.4 19.9 21.9
Support 67.6 64.9 59.8 65.7 62.2 63.1 62.4 63.7
Oppose 9.8 12.6 11.5 14.8 11.6 11.8 13.4 10.9
Strongly oppose 3.6 2.0 1.3 4.1 2.3 2.2 3.7 2.7
Don't know 2.5 1.7 1.2 0.6 2.2 1.5 0.7 0.8

After reaching a peace agreement between the Palestinian side and Israel and the establishment of a Palestinian state that is recognized by Israel, the following are steps may be taken in order to enhance relations between the State of Israel and a Palestinian State. For each of the suggested steps please tell me whether you support or oppose it: (Source: PSR)

Open borders to free movement of people and goods

  Gaza Strip (7/00) Gaza Strip (7/01) Gaza Strip (12/01) Gaza Strip (5/02) Gaza Strip (8/02) Gaza Strip (11/02) Gaza Strip (4/03) Gaza Strip (6/03)
Strongly support 31.7 33.2 33.8 29.8 17.6 31.5 17.8 17.7
Support 54.7 52.2 48.6 51.5 65.7 50.3 64.4 64.1
Oppose 7.2 9.7 11.9 15.4 13.0 13.5 13.0 12.8
Strongly oppose 4.8 3.8 5.3 2.6 3.0 4.2 4.0 4.4
Don't know 1.5 1.2 0.4 0.8 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.0