The Palestinian Center for Public Opinion conducted a poll randomly surveying 1000 Palestinians from the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem in the period between November 27 and December 10, regarding the current situation, and direct peace talks with Tel Aviv.The poll reached the conclusion that around 56% of the Palestinians believe that a fresh confrontation between Israel and the Palestinians is bound to happen.
The poll also found 51.3% of the Palestinians expressed opposition to dialogue with the occupation, as they believe that the current direct talks between Israel and the Palestinians have reached a dead end, and there is no need to keep the dialogue going.
According to the data collected in this poll, most Palestinians believe the talks will fail, and expect a third Palestinian Intifada.
57.7% of the polled said that talks will fail, and only 19% believe the current negotiations would lead to a solution.
53% of the surveyed said that the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu does not have any genuine interest in successful peace talks with the Palestinians.
43.7% said they oppose the invitation of Netanyahu to president Mahmoud Abbas to address the Israeli Knesset.
67.5% are concerned about another potential military confrontation with Tel Aviv.
55.4% are pessimistic about the political process.
62.0% support holding new presidential and legislative elections in the Palestinian territories.
Head of the PCPO, Dr. Nabil Kukali, expressed hope that direct talks would continue in a positive manner, leading to the creation of a Palestinian State living in peace next to Israel.
“Let’s hope that fighting, wars and violent confrontations stay away and that the hands of the clock never move backward, but forward towards peace and amity among the peoples of the region”, he said.
The Palestinian Center for Public Opinion is based in Beit Sahour City, near Bethlehem, and is run by Dr. Nabil
Full Text of PCPO