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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Poll: Nearly 40% of Gazans and 30% of Judea and Samaria 'Palestinians' would like to emigrate

A poll taken in the month of April, and published by the 'Palestinian' Center for Development Studies on Wednesday, shows that 39.6% of Gazans and 28.8% of Judea and Samaria 'Palestinians' would like to emigrate. Here are some of the poll highlights:
1. How do you describe the current economic situation of your family?
Very good 5.2 Good 25.3 Intermediate 41.5 Bad 19.2 Very Bad 8.7

2. In the current period, do you feel that you and your family are safe?
Yes 38.3 Somewhat safe 30.3 No 31.0
I don't have an opinion / I don't know 0.5

3. Are you generally optimistic or pessimistic about the future?
I am optimistic 42.0 Somewhat optimistic 26.0
I am pessimistic 31.3 No opinion .7

4. Is the family provider currently employed?
Yes, regularly 48.7 Yes, occasionally 28.4
There is no provider for my family 2.7 The family provider is unemployed

5. If you had the opportunity to migrate and live abroad, would you
Total yes 32.6 No 67.4
West Bank yes 28.8 No 71.2
Gaza Strip yes 39.4 No 60.6

6. Have you been personally exposed to any of the following practices by the occupation army?
Beating yes 20.9 No 79.1
Arrest yes 13.7 No 86.3
Injury yes 8.5 No 91.5
Verbal abuse, and insulting yes 30.7 No 96.3
Sexual Harassment yes 4.5 No 95.5


To get out of the current Palestinian crisis, which of the following propositions do you approve?
1) Forming a unity government of all factions 58.0
2)Forming a government of independent specialists 19.4
3)Forming a mixed government of specialists and factions members. 22.6 9

Will you approve a solution taking in consideration the UN resolutions and including a Palestinian independent state in West Bank and Gaza with Jerusalem as its capital and a just solution for the refugee problem?
Yes 82.1 No 13.7 I am not sure 4.2


Within the different practiced strategies, which of the following is more likely to achieve national liberation and establishment of the independent state?
Armed resistance 18.0
Negotiations 16.6
Using both resistance and negotiations 42.5
Non-violent resistance and negotiations 17.7
I don't know 5.3
Note especially that most 'Palestinians' do not claim to have been abused by the 'occupation army' (and I would bet that many of the claims that were made have been exaggerated), and that despite the fact that most 'Palestinians' would accept solutions that Israel has offered, a plurality of 'Palestinians' want to use both 'resistance and negotiations' and substantial numbers want to leave. I view that as despair that the 'Palestinian' leadership will ever accept a solution to the 'Palestinian' problem offered by Israel.

By the way, the picture at the top is a collapsed cesspool in Gaza a couple of years ago.


At 10:36 AM, Blogger NormanF said...

I'm in favor of annexing Yesha. The demographic issue posed by the Arabs is solvable once the Israeli government adopts a policy that encourages Arab emigration.

At 11:47 AM, Blogger LB said...

If they want to leave - WHY aren't we letting them? ARGH.

At 1:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to that poll the vast majority of Palestinains (sic) - 60.5% - support resistance as a means to "achieve national liberation and establishment of the independent state"

- Armed resistance 18.0
- Using both resistance and negotiations 42.5

Now where did I put my gun license application...?

At 3:56 PM, Blogger Kafir Harby said...

Yeah, put some more pressure on the Gaza-strip, if 40% wants te emigratie, it could finally lead to the only acceptable solution: Gaza goes to Egypt, the jewish settlements on the West-Bank should expand rapidly because the West-Bank too is jewish land, and the arabs who call themselves Palestinians, can finally join their homeland in Jordan. What a happy ending!


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