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last updated Jan. 14, 2010 9:27 AM (EST+7)
published June 24, 2009 10:04 AM (EST+7)
Poll No. 68, June 2009 - Palestinian opinions towards the national dialogue in Cairo between Fateh and Hamas Movements
Read more:  Salam Fayyad, Mahmoud Abbas, security, Palestinian legislative council, elections, parliament, Palestinian internal dialogue, two-state solution, Arab Initiative, Barak Obama, settlements, Likud, Benjamin Netanyahu
Summary: The results of the public opinion poll conducted by Jerusalem Media & Communications Center shows that the Palestinian public is pessimistic regarding the success of the current national dialogue in Cairo between Fatah and Hamas Movements. A ratio of 52.1% of the respondents expect the dialogue to fail in achieving reconciliation compared with a ratio of 37% who said the opposite.

A majority of the respondents (26.5%) blames Israel for the failure of the dialogue while a ratio of 23.5% said Hamas is responsible for the failure of the dialogue and a ratio of 15.5% said Fatah is responsible for the deadlock.

The JMCC’s public opinion poll conducted during the period 20-24 June, 2009, showed positive assessment of the performance of PM Salam Fayyad. A ratio of 30% said his performance is good while a ratio of 38.1% described his performance as average while 27.4% of the respondents said his performance is bad.

With regards to the formation of Fayyad’s government in the West Bank, a ratio of 23.3% described it as a negative step that harms the Palestinian interests compared with a ratio of 35.8% who said it was a positive step while a ratio of 37.4% said the step won’t make any difference.

Regarding the level of satisfaction with the performance of Fayyad’s government, a ratio of 48.6% said they are satisfied or very satisfied while a ratio of 44.5% said they are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the performance of Fayyad’s government. The same trend applies also to the economic performance of Fayyad’s government. A ratio of 48.6% said they are satisfied or very satisfied compared with a ratio of 47.3% of the respondents who said they are dissatisfied or very dissatisfied with the economic performance of Fayyad’s government.
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B’tselem – Land expropriation and settlements statistics (English)
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The checkpoint, by Ted Conover - Altantic Monthly, March 2006


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