Thursday, May 02, 2013

Depressing Stats on Palestinians

40% of Palestinian Muslims See Suicide Bombing as Justified    

Out of all the Muslim respondents to a new Pew Research Center global survey, Palestinian Muslims polled the highest in favor of suicide bombings as a justifiable means "to defend Islam."

40% of Palestinian Muslims see suicide bombings as often or sometimes justified, while 49% take the opposite view.
(Israel Hayom)

The son of murdered Israeli Evyatar Borowsky, clings to the body of his dead father

Fatah Proclaims Arab Murderer a Hero - Adiv Sterman

Fatah representatives praised as a hero Salam As'ad Zaghal, the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death Evyatar Borowsky, a 31-year-old father of five, at a West Bank bus stop. Fatah posted pictures from the scene of the attack on its official Facebook page, accompanying each image with a caption boasting of the stabber's "success." Officials also expressed hope that he would be quickly released from prison.
(Times of Israel)


Poll: Israelis Believe in Peaceful Coexistence, Palestinians Don't    

According to a Pew poll released May 9, Israelis, on balance, believe a way can be found for an independent Palestinian state to coexist peacefully with their country.
Palestinians, on the other hand, overwhelmingly do not think this is possible, and a plurality believes armed struggle rather than negotiations or nonviolent resistance is the best way to achieve statehood.
83% of Israelis view the U.S. favorably, while 79% of Palestinians view it unfavorably.
In the region, 86% or more in Lebanon, Jordan, the Palestinian territories, Egypt, Tunisia and Turkey have an unfavorable view of Israel.
Majorities in France, Germany and China also express negative opinions of the Jewish state.
The U.S. is the only country surveyed where a majority (57%) gives Israel a favorable rating.
(Pew Research Center)


LHwrites said...

Not very good stats at all.

Bruce said...

Not a single piece of good news in those numbers.