Published On: Wed, Jun 10th, 2015

Palestinian poll shows discontent with Hamas, Gaza war


A Palestinian rides a donkey cart past damaged houses  in the east of Gaza City

Both surprisingly, the people of Gaza are fed up with Hamas rule, a decade after the terrorist organization took power there in a coup which ousted the civil government of the Palestinian Authority.

The current situation in Gaza, including the Israeli embargo, falls squarely on the shoulders of Hamas.

The poll by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research shows that half of Gaza residents want to emigrate, compared to 25 percent in the West Bank.

The center’s director, Khalil Shikaki, said the 50-percent immigration figure in Gaza is higher than ever before and that among young people it is even higher, about 80 percent.

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