Most Palestinians think Israel involved in Paris attacks — poll

The survey, which was released last week by the official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat al-Jadida, showed 84.4 percent of Palestinians, 5,142 of the 6,090 interviewed, believed that the attacks were “suspicious, and that Israel may be behind it.”

Only 8.7 percent of those interviewed thought the attacks were the result of growing Islamic fundamentalism in Europe.

The results of this poll are likely a disappointment to those hoping for a more moderate response from the Palestinian population, but it will not come as a surprise to readers of Al-Hayat al-Jadida. Since the attacks earlier this month, Palestinian Media Watch reported, the official PA media has been filled with conspiracy theories linking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Mossad and Jewish leaders to the Paris attacks…