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Majority of Palestinians in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria Strongly Support Hamas, October 7 Attack

After Hamas’ devastating October 7 massacre in which some 1,200 Israelis and foreign nationals were murdered, the globe was divided into people able to condemn the attack and people perceiving the terrorists as “freedom fighters.”

Palestinian society seems much less divided on the issue compared to the rest of the world, according to a November 14 poll by the Arab World for Research and Development.

When asked the leading question “How much do you support the military operation carried out by the Palestinian resistance led by Hamas on October 7?” Palestinian responses showed support for the attack.

Palestinians living in Judea and Samaria overwhelmingly answered that they supported the attack to either an extreme or “somewhat” extent (83.1%.) Only 6.9% answered that they were “extremely” or “somewhat” against the attack, and 8.4% expressed that they had no opinion either way.

Palestinians living in the Gaza Strip show a little less consensus but the overall majority supported the attack. A mass of 63.6% said that they supported the attack “extremely” or to a “somewhat” extent. A further 14.4% answered that they did not oppose or support the attack and 20.9% opposed the attack to some degree.

When asked “Do you support the solution of establishing one state or two states?” the majority (74.7%) of respondents answered that they support a single Palestinian state “from the river to the sea.” Similarly, the support for a single Palestinian state was more commonly held by Palestinians living in Judea and Samaria (77.7%) than Palestinians living in Gaza (70.4%). (JPost / VFI News)

“Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.” - Proverbs 12:20