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Return to armed intifada?

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Published: 15 December 2015

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Is Fatah planning the intifada? – Uri Savir – Al-Monitor 13.12.15
According to a Fatah source, a battle has erupted between Fatah and Hamas as to who would lead a violent intifada against Israel. “The militants in Fatah are ready to give Abbas one last chance to achieve a Security Council resolution on Palestinian statehood along the 1967 lines with East Jerusalem as its capital and with a relatively short timeline. If that is not achieved, we will opt for a change of strategy. Fatah opposes terror, but will take the lead on a violent uprising…” to capture international attention and to demonstrate to the Israeli public that occupation has its price.
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Palestinian Public Opinion Poll No (58) - Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) 14.12.15
On the Peace Process and Israel’s long term aspirations, inter alia:

  • In the absence of a peace negotiation, 60% support a return to an armed intifada; 76% support joining more international organisations; 60% support a popular non-violent resistance; 46% support the dissolution of the PA. Three months ago, only 57% supported return to armed intifada.

  •  65% believe that the two-state solution is no longer practical due to settlement expansion while 34% say it is still practical.

  • 79% are worried that they would be hurt by Israel or that their land would be confiscated or homes demolished.

Poll: most Palestinians oppose Abbas and Oslo, support stabbings – Haaretz 15.12.15   President Abbas says lack of hope that characterizes the young Palestinian generation fuels violence.


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