80% of Palestinians support resumption of rocket fire against Israel: New poll

Rockets are fired from inside the Gaza Strip towards Israel on the sixth day of Israel's operation 'Protective Edge' as seen from Sderot, Israel Picture: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Rockets are fired from inside the Gaza Strip towards Israel on the sixth day of Israel’s operation ‘Protective Edge’ as seen from Sderot, Israel, in mid-July, 2014. Picture: Andrew Burton/Getty Images

Some 80 percent of Palestinians in the West bank and Gaza Strip support the resumption of rocket fire into Israel, according to a new poll published Monday by the Palestinian Institute for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR), Israel’s Walla News reported.

The poll, conducted in recent days among 1,200 respondents aged 18 and over, at 120 locations throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip, presents a different picture than that obtained from a similar survey conducted immediately after Operation Protective Edge about a month ago.

According to the previous results, “if presidential elections were to take place today, Ismail Haniyeh would easily win over Abbas and Hamas would win the largest percentage of the popular vote in parliamentary elections.” 61 percent of Palestinians would vote for Hamas leader Haniyeh and over 32 percent for rival Palestinian Authority Chairman, Mahmoud Abbas, according to the PCPSR survey.

The current survey shows that there is less satisfaction with the achievements of the Palestinians during the 50 days of fighting…

OK, let me see if I understand this. Bashing your head against a wall didn’t work before, so the logical thing is to try it again. Makes perfect sense.