This is What Palestinians in West Bank, Gaza Think of War, Hamas, Abbas – New Poll

A new poll revealed that Hamas' popularity is increasing. (Image: Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

A new poll published on Wednesday shows an increase in Hamas’ popularity and  Palestinian view of the October 7 military operation. 

A new poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research shows that support for Hamas has more than tripled in the occupied West Bank compared to three months ago.

In the Gaza Strip, support for the Palestinian Resistance Movement Hamas has also increased despite the war and the difficult conditions the population is enduring in the besieged enclave. 

Moreover, “support for President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party drops significantly” according to the poll.

“The same is true for the trust in the PA as a whole, as demand for its dissolution rises to nearly 60%, the highest percentage ever recorded in PSR polls.”

The most shocking number, however, is the one concerning Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. “Demand for Abbas’ resignation is rising to around 90 percent, and even higher in the West Bank,” according to the poll.

When asked about the military operation carried out in southern Israel by Hamas on October 7, the overwhelming majority – 81% to 89% in the West Bank and 69% in the Gaza Strip – said it was a “response to settler attacks on Al-Aqsa Mosque and on Palestinian citizens and for the release of prisoners from Israeli prisons.”

Also, a vast majority – 72% to 82% in the West Bank and 57% in the Gaza Strip – supported Hamas’ decision to attack Israel. 

When asked if they think Hamas committed atrocities on October 7, the overwhelming majority said no.

(The Palestine Chronicle)

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  1. All praise to Allah for Hamas. You’re in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all. Stay strong Palestine!

  2. Respect to Hamas who against all odds, they are making the IDF terrorists pay dearly for their attempted genocide. Wish I could find a way for more material support.

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