Monday, November 17, 2014

Palestinians Love ISIS: 24% Hold Positive View

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Palestinians: Biggest Arab Supporters of ISIS

A recent survey found that the Palestinians show the most support for the Islamic State terror group among Arabs in the Middle East.

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies, based in Doha, Qatar, surveyed the opinions in the Arab world in relation to IS and the international coalition against it. Their findings were published on November 11. The poll found that a majority of Arabs oppose IS and are supportive of air strikes on the terror group.

Nearly a quarter (24 percent) of Palestinians demonstrate a positive view of IS.

Reporting for the Gatestone Institute, journalist Khaled Abu Toameh reports that IS has already arrived at Israel’s border with Gaza. Writing in July, Abu Toameh asserts that despite denials by Hamas, there is growing evidence that IS has begun operating in the Gaza Strip. Palestinian Authority (PA) and Israeli security officials are convinced that followers of ISIS in the Gaza Strip are responsible for some of the recent rocket attacks on Israel. Hamas, they say, seems to be losing control over the dozens of terror cells belonging to ISIS and other jihadi groups.
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LHwrites said...

Sad and misguided but still not close to a majority. Still, things like this are more likely to estrange them from the global community, not endear them.

Bruce said...

This is the second poll which suggests that Palestinian Arabs are the most radicalized on the planet. No doubt the result of incitement both official and familial.