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September 21, 2006

Numbers on Peace and Violence

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Bush and Abbas meeting yesterday

Meeting yesterday with President Bush, Palestinian President Abbas stated:

And I mentioned to the President that more than 70 percent of the Palestinian population, they believe in the two-state solution, a state of Palestine and a state of Israel, living in peace and security next to each other. That means that the Palestinian people desire peace, and there is no power on Earth that can prevent the Palestinian people from moving toward the peaceful solution, and living and coexisting in peace.

Here are some other statistics to keep in mind about the Palestinian people's views about peace. According to the Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah University:

* 61.3 percent of Palestinians "strongly support" or "support" "armed Palestinian operations inside Israel." This compares to 32.8 percent who "reject" or "strongly reject."

* 52.5 percent of Palestinians "support" or "strongly support" the "launching of rockets by Palestinian factions against Israel from the Gaza Strip." In comparison, 42.5 percent "reject" or "strongly reject" rocket launchings.

Posted by TS at September 21, 2006 03:59 AM


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