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Monday, October 17, 2016
An-Najah Poll of Palestinians: 59.4%:36.3% Palestinian state in '67 borders NOT final solution

Dr. Aaron Lerner - IMRA: Here it is in black and white:
Do you support or reject the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967
borders as a final solution for the Palestinian cause?
Yes 36.3% No 59.4% No opinion/I do not know 4.3%
That's to say: even if Israel were to withdraw COMPLETELY - hand over every
centimeter of the OLD CITY OF JERUSALEM - this would not satisfy the
Palestinian street.


An-Najah National University
Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies
Tel: (972) (9) 2345113 Fax: (972)(9) 2345982
Nablus Ė Palestinian: P.O. Box 7, 707
Email: Polls@najah.edu hussein596@yahoo.com

Results of Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No. 53
13-15 October 2016
13-15 October 2016. The sample included 1362 persons whose age group is 18
and above and who have the right to vote. The enclosed questionnaire was
distributed on 862 persons from the West Bank and 500 persons from the Gaza
Strip. The sample was drawn randomly and the margin of error is about Ī3%;
still 1.8%/% of the members of the sample refused to answer the
questionnaire.


Do you support or reject the Palestinian Governmentís decision to postpone
municipality and local council elections after the ruling of the Palestinian
Supreme Court to conduct them only in the West Bank?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 35.4%/37.5%/31.8%
I reject 57.6%/54.6%/62.6%
No opinion/I do not know 7.0%/7.9%/5.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the ruling of the Palestinian Supreme Court on
October 9th, 2016 to conduct municipality and local council elections only
in the West Bank?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 23.6%/25.4%/20.6%
I reject 70.4%/68.2%/74.2%
No opinion/I do not know 5.9%/6.4%/5.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the ruling of the Palestinian Supreme Court on
October 8th, 2016 to stop the decision of the Palestinian Council of
Ministers to conduct municipality and local council elections which were
scheduled to take place in November, 2016?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 26.9%/27.8%/25.4%
I reject 66.4%/66.2%/66.6%
No opinion/I do not know 6.7%/5.9%/8.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%


If you are in support of the Palestinian Supreme Courtís ruling to stop the
decision made by the Palestinian Council of Ministers to conduct
municipality and local council elections, why do you support the ruling?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
The elections do not include Jerusalem 13.4%/13.5%/13.2%
The courts and judiciary system in the Gaza Strip are not recognized and not
legitimate 14.2%/9.6%/20.8%
Fear of internal conflicts as a result of the elections 33.0%/36.9%/27.4%
Elections will deepen the Palestinian split 21.3%/22.7%/19.3%
Other reasons, specify 4.4%/2.8%/6.6%
No opinion/I do not know 13.8%/14.5%/12.7%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

If you reject the Palestinian Supreme Courtís ruling to stop the Palestinian
Council of Ministersí decision to conduct municipality and local council
elections, why do you reject?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
The Courtís ruling abolishes one of the citizensí rights 47.6%/51.6%/41.9%
Elections will lead to an end to the Palestinian split 16.7%/16.7%/16.7%
Elections will be an introduction to legislative and presidential elections
19.2%/16.6%/22.8%
Other reasons, specify 4.7%/4.8%/4.6%
No opinion/I do not know 11.9%/10.3%/14.1%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you believe that the current circumstances are suitable for conducting
municipality and local council elections?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 55.1%/56.3%/53.0%
No 39.4%/39.3%/39.6%
No opinion/I do not know 5.5%/4.4%/7.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

In your opinion, who is responsible for postponing the municipality and
local council elections?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
The Palestinian Authority 27.1%/37.9%/8.4%
Fateh 9.7%/8.6%/11.6%
Hamas 15.2%/5.7%/31.6%
Both Fateh and Hamas 27.6%/25.3%/31.6%
Some other Palestinian factions 4.3%/5.5%/2.2%
Some independent personalities 2.9%/3.9%/1.0%
No opinion/I do not know 13.3%/13.1%/13.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you think that the appeals that Hamas made on Fatehís lists of candidates
in the Gaza Strip are the reason for postponing municipality and local
council elections?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 41.0%/35.2%/51.2%
No 38.4%/44.8%/27.4%
No opinion/I do not know 20.6%/20.1%/21.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Had municipality and local council elections been conducted on the assigned
date, Who do you think would have won in the West Bank?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
A Fateh affiliated list or lists supported by Fateh 48.2%/44.7%/54.2%
A Hamas affiliated list or lists supported by Hamas 19.6%/20.8%/17.6%/9
A Palestinian Left affiliated list or lists supported by them 1.8%/2.1%/1.2%
Family affiliated lists 5.4%/7.8%/1.4%
Independent lists 10.6%/11.0%/10.0%
No opinion/I do not know 14.4%/13.7%/15.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%


Had municipality and local council elections been conducted on the assigned
date, Who do you think would have won in the Gaza Strip?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
A Fateh affiliated list or lists supported by Fateh 23.9%/8.7%/50.2%
A Hamas affiliated list or lists supported by Hamas 52.5%/70.9%/20.8%
A Palestinian Left affiliated list or lists supported by them 0.8%/0.5%/1.4%
Family affiliated lists 2.5%/2.4%/2.6%
Independent lists 7.0%/5.6%/9.6%
No opinion/I do not know 13.2%/11.9%/15.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you expect municipality and local council elections to be conducted in
the near future?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 52.8%/57.8%/44.2%
No 40.5%/36.9%/46.8%
No opinion/I do not know 6.7%/5.3%/9.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject a proposal submitted by the PA for a UN resolution
on the Israeli settlements and the terror caused by Israeli settlers?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 76.2%/78.9%/71.6%
I reject 16.0%/17.6%/13.2%
No opinion/I do not know 7.8%/3.5%/15.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject providing international protection for the
Palestinian people who have been under occupation since 1967
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 75.3%/76.8%/72.8%
I reject 20.3%/21.9%/17.6%
No opinion/I do not know 4.3%/1.3%/9.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject a call from President Mahmoud Abbas on Britain to
accept the historical, legal, political, material, and moral
responsibilities relating to the consequences of Belfour Declaration
including offering an apology to the Palestinian people for the catastrophes
and injustice committed against them?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 75.0%/78.7%/68.8%
I reject 17.5%/17.3%/17.8%
No opinion/I do not know 7.5%/4.1%/13.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you consider Britain responsible for the catastrophes that befell the
Palestinian people?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 79.0%/78.1%/80.6%
No 14.0%/17.3%/8.4%
No opinion/I do not know 7.0%/4.6%/11.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the French Initiative which calls for holding an
international conference for peace in the Middle East?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 55.9%/53.8%/59.6%
I reject 31.6%/35.5%/25.0%
No opinion/I do not know 12.4%/10.7%/15.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you think that the French Initiative to foster the possibilities of peace
between Palestinians and Israelis will succeed or fail?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
It will succeed 19.3%/17.4%/22.6%
It will fail 63.1%/68.8%/53.2%
No opinion/I do not know 17.6%/13.8%/24.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the Russian call on President Mahmoud Abbas and the
Israeli Prime Minister to meet in Moscow to reactivate the peace process?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 49.1%/47.8%/51.4%
I reject 43.4%/49.1%/33.6%
No opinion/I do not know 7.5%/3.1%/15.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you think that the Palestinian Authority should commit itself to the Oslo
Accord while Israel is not committed to it?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 18.2%/20.4%/14.4%
No 74.0%/74.9%/72.4%
No opinion/I do not know 7.8%/4.6%/13.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the security campaign that the Palestinian Security
apparatuses are conducting to curb the security chaos?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 63.7%/67.5%/57.2%
I reject 31.0%/29.4%/33.8%
No opinion/I do not know 5.3%/3.1%/9.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Have you heard about the change in the Tawjihi (Secondary School State Exam)
in the Palestinian territories? If you have heard about it what is your
opinion?.
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I have heard about it and I support the change 41.0%/34.5%/52.4%
I have heard about it and I do not support the change 31.5%/32.0%/30.6%
I have not heard about it 23.2%/28.5%/14.0%
No opinion/I do not know 4.3%/5.0%/3.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the rise of an unarmed peaceful intifada in the
Palestinian Territories?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 45.7%/48.5%/41.0%
I reject 48.7%/49.0%/48.2%
No opinion/I do not know 5.6%/2.6%/10.8%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the rise of an armed intifada in the Palestinian
territories?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 38.0%/29.8%/52.0%
I reject 55.7%/66.9%/36.2%
No opinion/I do not know 6.4%/3.2%/11.8%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

From your point of view at the present time, which of the following forms of
resistance will serve the Palestinian cause best?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
An unarmed peaceful intifada 22.5%/26.9%/15.0%
An armed intifada 20.8%/18.7%/24.4%
Both forms are useful 21.7%/16.9%/30.0%
Both forms are useless 28.9%/35.4%/17.8%
No opinion/I do not know 6.0%/2.1%/12.8%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the creation of a confederation with Jordan on the
basis of two independent states with strong institutional relations?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 46.1%/52.1%/35.8%
I reject 41.3%/44.1%/36.6%
No opinion/I do not know 12.6%/3.8%/27.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Under the current circumstances, do you think that there is an opportunity
for the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967 borders?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 33.4%/37.6%/26.2%
No 61.5%/59.3%/65.4%
No opinion/I do not know 5.1%/3.1%/8.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967
borders as a final solution for the Palestinian cause?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 36.3%/40.4%/29.4%
No 59.4%/58.1%/61.6%
No opinion/I do not know 4.3%/1.5%/9.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the creation of a Palestinian state on the 1967
borders with some land exchange as a final solution for the Palestinian
cause?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 22.0%/24.0%/18.4%
No 72.9%/72.7%/73.2%
No opinion/I do not know 5.1%/3.2%/8.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject the creation of a binational state for both Arabs
and Jews as a final solution for the Palestinian cause?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 18.0%/19.0%/16.2%
No 78.6%/78.9%/78.0%
No opinion/I do not know 3.5%/2.1%/5.8%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject dissolving the PA and merging its administrative
and security institutions in the PLO institutions?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 40.7%/42.3%/38.0%
I reject 49.9%/51.0%/47.8%
No opinion/I do not know 9.4%/6.6%/14.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Under the current circumstances, do you think that Fateh and Hamas should
speed up implementing the national reconciliation agreement?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 90.5%/93.0%/86.2%
No 7.4%/5.6%/10.6%
No opinion/I do not know 2.1%/1.4%/3.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Are you optimistic or pessimistic about the implementation of the
reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas in the near future?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Optimistic 43.0%/45.1%/39.4%
Pessimistic 54.0%/52.3%/56.8%
No opinion/I do not know 3.0%/2.6%/3.8%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

In your point of view you, who is responsible for the lack of implementation
of the national reconciliation agreement?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Hamas 14.0%/8.4%/23.6%
Fateh 8.4%/9.6%/6.4%
Persons from both Hamas and Fateh 67.3%/72.0%/59.0%
No opinion/I do not know 10.4%/10.0%/11.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you support or reject boycotting Israeli goods and products?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I support 74.9%/77.3%/70.8%
I reject 21.9%/21.3%/22.8%
No opinion/I do not know 3.2%/1.4%/6.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you expect the success or the failure of the campaign of boycotting
Israeli goods and products in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
It will succeed 41.2%/38.6%/45.6%
It will fail 54.1%/58.1%/47.2%
No opinion/I do not know 4.7%/3.2%/7.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do you personally buy Israeli products when there are Palestinian
substitutes to them?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
I buy Israeli products in all cases 12.8%/14.8%/9.4%
I buy Palestinian products in all cases 37.3%/42.6%/28.2%
I buy products according to quality regardless of their source.
45.6%/41.1%/55.8%
No opinion/I do not know 3.4%/1.5%/6.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

In your point of view, why are many persons not committed to boycotting
Israeli products?
(Give your convictions on a 0-10 scale with 10 for the highest)
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
The lack of trust in the quality of local products 6.4295/6.5070/6.2960
The consumer culture of some persons 6.3972/6.3701/6.4440
The lack of local substitutes for Israeli products 5.8891/5.7981/6.0460
The high prices of local products 5.3598/5.4408/5.2200
The continuous availability of the Israeli products 6.8847/7.1067/6.5020
The Israeli products are their source of income 2.4398/2.1566/2.9280

How do you assess the performance of the National Unity Government?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Excellent 3.7%/4.5%/2.2%
Good 60.0%/62.5%/55.6%
Poor 29.1%/23.8%/38.2%
No opinion/I do not know 7.3%/9.2%/4.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

How do you assess the performance of the Palestinian Presidency?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Excellent 6.5%/7.3%/5.2%
Good 58.7%/58.7%/58.6%
Poor 31.9%/31.0%/33.6%
No opinion/I do not know 2.9%/3.0%/2.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

If elections are to be conducted in the Palestinian Territories at the
present time, do you think that they will be fair?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 41.5%/37.7%/48.0%
No 49.9%/55.1%/40.8%
No opinion/I do not know 8.7%/7.2%/11.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

If presidential elections are held at the present time, to whom from among
the following do you give your vote?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
An independent candidate 10.6%/7.7%/15.6%
A candidate from the left 2.6%/2.7%/2.6%
A candidate from Hamas 11.4%/12.3%/9.8%
A candidate from Fateh 28.4%/26.7%/31.4%
A national independent candidate 6.7%/6.8%/6.4%
An Islamic independent candidate 2.3%/2.4%/2.2%
I will not participate in the elections 17.1%/20.4%/11.4%
I have not decided yet 20.9%/21.0%/20.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

If new PLC elections are conducted, whom will you vote for?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
An independent ticket 8.0%/7.3%/9.2%
A ticket from the left 2.8%/2.7%/3.0%
A ticket from Hamas 12.5%/12.2%/13.0%
A ticket from Fateh 30.2%/27.1%/35.4%
A national independent ticket 5.7%/5.7%/5.6%
An Islamic independent ticket 2.9%/2.9%/2.8%
I will not participate in the elections 17.3%/20.1%/12.4%
I have not decided yet 20.8%/22.0%/18.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

If new legislative elections are to be held today, which of the following
will win?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
An independent Islamists bloc 4.6%/4.2%/5.4%
An independent Nationalist bloc 11.6%/9.4%/15.4%
A Fateh bloc 44.3%/39.9%/52.0%
A Hamas bloc 17.5%/18.8%/15.4%
A bloc from leftist organizations 1.2%/1.5%/0.8%
No opinion/I do not know 20.6%/26.2%/11.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

If municipality and local council elections are to be held, who do you vote
for?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
A block that represents the family or clan 8.6%/13.6%/0.4%
An independent ticket 5.8%/6.4%/4.8%
A ticket from the left 2.2%/1.8%/2.8%
A ticket from Hamas 11.2%/9.8%/13.4%
A ticket from Fateh 29.2%/22.7%/39.8%
A national independent ticket 5.7%/5.5%/6.0%
An Islamic independent ticket 3.0%/2.3%/4.0%
I will not participate in the elections 14.2%/17.3%/9.2%
I have not decided yet 20.2%/20.6%/19.6%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Do the current political, security and economic circumstances compel you to
desire to emigrate abroad?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 31.4%/20.5%/50.2%
No 65.5%/78.7%/42.8%
No opinion/I do not know 3.1%/0.8%/7.0%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Are you worried about your life under the present circumstances?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 47.8%/39.8%/61.6%
No 51.2%/60.0%/36.2%
No opinion/I do not know 1.0%/0.2%/2.2%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Are you pessimistic or optimistic towards the general Palestinian situation
at this stage?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Optimistic 37.2%/40.6%/31.2%
Pessimistic 60.3%/58.1%/64.0%
No opinion/I do not know 2.6%/1.3%/4.8%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Under the present circumstances, do you feel that you, your family and your
properties are safe?
Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Yes 22.4%/26.0%/16.2%
Maybe 41.7%/37.9%/48.2%
No 35.0%/35.5%/34.2%
No opinion/I do not know 0.9%/0.6%/1.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

Which of the following political affiliations do you support?
PARTY Total/West Bank/Gaza Strip
Peopleís Party 1.0%/0.8%/1.2%
Democratic Front 0.6%/0.3%/1.0%
Islamic Jihad 1.2%/0.8%/2.0%
Fateh 36.7%/31.0%/46.6%
Hamas 12.8%/13.0%/12.6%
Fida 0.4%/0.1%/0.8%
Popular Front 2.5%/2.4%/2.6%
Palestinian National Initiative 1.0%/1.2%/0.8%
I am an independent nationalist 5.7%/4.9%/7.0%
I am an independent Islamist 1.7%/1.2%/2.6%
None of the above 35.7%/44.0%/21.4%
Others 0.7%/0.3%/1.4%
Total 100.0%/100.0%/100.0%

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