One Half of Palestinians support terrorism
Several past polls indicate that Palestinian past support for terror has, at least on occasion, been higher in the past than the 43.1% in September 2006 that the JMCC cited here, including according to its own September 2006 poll (cited below in bold):
· March 2008:
· September 2006: Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the PCPSR: 57% of Palestinian Arabs support terrorist attacks upon Israeli civilians.
· September 2006: JMCC: Nearly half of all Palestinian Arabs (48%) support suicide bombings against Israeli civilians.
· September 2006: Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at
· July 2006: JMCC: 60.4% support the ongoing barrage of rocket attacks upon
· June 2006:
· March 2006:
ZOA National President Morton A. Klein said, “This latest poll, as so often, merely confirms the results of innumerable earlier polls, some of which we have cited above, showing Palestinians do approve of terrorism that targets innocent Jewish men, women and children. These findings, like those of dozens of other polls showing Palestinian attitudes towards Israel, negotiations and violence, simply underscore the fact that concessions to Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA), especially concessions leading to Palestinian statehood, would only help to produce the world’s newest terrorist state. It would be folly for either Israel or the United States to support the establishment of a Palestinian state under such conditions and it is noteworthy that the former Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Chief of Staff, Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon, former CIA director R. James Woolsey and pre-eminent Middle East historian Bernard Lewis have all come out in opposition to the establishment of a Palestinian state.”