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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Latest Peaceful Palestinian Poll: 4% oppose terror!

A recent poll released by Bir-Zeit University:
19. As to funding the Palestinian National Authority, which one of these two directions do you support?
1) Hamas continues to reject recognizing Israel, while reaching out to countries like Iran and the Arab world to get funding
60.8%
2) Hamas recognizes Israel and continue to receive funding from the international community
31.0%
Do you support the following statement:
37. Commitment to resistance with a focus in the occupied territories.


1) Yes
83.4%
2) To some extent 12.6%
3) No
4%
42. Do you support or oppose that the (Prisoners’ Declaration) be the basis for a national unity program?

1) Support
81.1%
2) Oppose
13.0%

Now, one might be surprised that the same people who do not want to recognize Israel in question 19 overwhelmingly support the "prisoners' declaration" which the media has portrayed as "implicitly" recognizing Israel in question 42.

The answer is obvious - nowhere does the "prisoner's declaration" recognize Israel except in the fevered minds of wire service reporters. As has been very well documented by Honest Reporting and Israel Matzav, the entire initiative is a smokescreen that the wishful thinkers of the West are more than happy to pretend is a breakthrough.

The poll result that will not make the mainstream media at all is the fact that only 4% of Palestinian Arabs reject terror altogether. The question is ambiguously worded, but what is entirely clear is that the vast majority of Palestinian Arabs want to see continued attacks against Jewish civilians (what is euphemistically called "resistance.")