According to a new poll, 83% of Palestinians want a “mutual cessation of violence”. That’s good, right?
Not exactly. The poll also says that:
- 77% of Palestinians supported the Beersheva bus bombings
- 75% support the firing of rockets from Beit Hanoun into Israel
- 74% see Sharon’s disengagement plan as evidence of a victory for armed struggle
- 64% believe that armed conflict have helped the Palestinians achieve their national rights in a way that negotiations could not.
I can only assume that the 83% of Palestinians who want a mutual cessation of violence figure that the violence will stop when there are no more Israelis.