Poll: Majority of Israelis Oppose Ceasefire with Palestinian factions in Gaza

Hundreds of Palestinian homes of were partially or completely demolished by Israeli airstrikes in Gaza. (Photo: via Social Media)

A majority of Israelis oppose the ceasefire agreement currently in place between Israel and Palestinian factions in the occupied Gaza Strip, according to a poll reported by Arutz Sheva.

The poll was commissioned by the hard-right advocacy initiative the Israel Victory Project and conducted by New Wave Research amongst 703 Jewish Israeli respondents.

Some 68 percent of Jewish Israelis said they did not agree with the ceasefire reached after the last Gaza escalation, rising to 75 percent among residents in the south.

The survey also raised the question of how Israelis wanted to respond to Hamas, with 49 percent demanding “the government completely eliminate Hamas”

Meanwhile, 18 percent “opted to stop supplying utilities and medicines to Gaza”, 14 percent, “said they wanted to find a way to cooperate with Hamas”, while, “1 in 5 said they supported the transfer of cash from Qatar to the Gaza Strip”.

In addition, 33 percent favored extrajudicial executions of Hamas officials, and 19 percent supported the “use of overwhelming force in Gaza”.

An overwhelming majority of Jewish Israelis – 82 percent – say Israel’s policy against Hamas is “too soft”, compared to 38 percent who said the same of Israel’s policies vis-à-vis the Palestinian Authority in the occupied West Bank.

(Middle East Monitor, PC, Social Media)

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