Palestinians Among The Highest Supporters Of Terrorism In Muslim World


palestinian-rioters1Palestinians were among the highest supporters of suicide bombing as well as terror groups-al-Qaeda, Hezbollah, and Hamas-in the Muslim world, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center on concerns about Islamic extremism in the Middle East.

At the same time, while support for al-Qaeda is relatively low in the Middle East and has high negative ratings, the Palestinian territories-the West Bank and Gaza-had the highest favorable rating of al-Qaeda at 25 percent, compared to only 2 percent in Lebanon, 5 percent in Turkey, 11 percent in Jordan, and 15 percent in Egypt.

Similarly, the Palestinian territories had higher-than-average favorable ratings of Hezbollah, at 32 percent, and the Gaza-based terror group Hamas, at 35 percent, compared to other countries in the survey. Nevertheless, unfavorable Palestinian opinion of Hamas has grown from 33 percent in 2007 to 53 percent today.

Overall, the unfavorable views of all of the terror groups have increased significantly over the past seven years. But the Palestinian territories also had the second-highest support for suicide bombings, 46 percent, in the survey. That figure, however, has declined from a high of 70 percent in 2007.

Meanwhile, the survey found that concern for Islamic extremism has increased in the Middle East, especially among Lebanese Christians, at 95 percent, and Israeli Jews, at 87 percent.

The survey was conducted among 14,244 respondents in 14 countries with significant Muslim populations in April and May.


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  1. The disease of palestinian terror is a symptom of an incomplete society.

    It is very unlikely that palestinian will leave the holy land of our people to live elsewhere.

    We must therefore concede that the Jewish State has a future which does include some of the nations people in the borders that were originally King David and Joshua’s creation.

    Therefore, it is only a simple matter we must address that in order for various people to live in the same community, a constitution is in all necessity needed for complete reign over all dominant factions of interested parties.

    Overall, Israel should assume that all people in the auspices of the Greater Israel and Holy Land Borders belong under one flag and that of Israel. It may not be to the liking of the palestinian factions, but there must be some inclusion of any temporary or permanent settler in our home land to be included in a permanent structure for a greater good.

    It would not be a simple matter, but this might give them defined rights even though I could concede that a voting majority of palestinians is not complacently necessary or possible in this day and age.

    Still, there is no condition of hope for a people living in an excess of their own greed (the palestinians) and hoping to keep their own communities safe when they can not even see Rule of Law.

    Must have solution.