Tuesday, October 12, 2004

Arabs divided on blowing up Israeli Jews

By Jerusalem Newswire Editorial Staff

JERUSALEM - A new “Palestinian” public opinion poll shows Arabs living in Judea and Samaria – including residents of Jerusalem – are divided on the issue of blowing up Israeli Jews in “suicide” bomb attacks.

More than 42 percent of those polled by the Palestinian Center for Public Opinion between September 29 and October 3 said they support the continued mass murder of Jewish men, women and children by Islamic homicide bombers.

Forty-three percent said they feel such attacks are no longer helpful to the “Palestinian” cause.

Similar polls that include the Arabs of the Gaza Strip typically register up to 80 percent support for “suicide” bomb attacks against Israelis.

The “Palestinian” surveys never offer an option to reject terrorism on the grounds that it is morally wrong to murder unarmed innocent civilians.

Only half of the respondents said they support efforts to achieve peaceful coexistence with Israel’s Jews.