A majority of Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza oppose the Palestinian leadership’s sight-unseen rejection of the Trump-administration’s peace plan and would prefer a “wait-and-see” approach, according to a new poll by the Palestine Center for Public Opinion led by Dr. Nabil Kukali.
The poll, cited by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy last week, found that only a third of Palestinians felt that the PA should “reject the plan now so as to maintain our position.”
Around a quarter of West Bank and Gaza Palestinians responded that the Palestinian Authority “should not reject the plan, so Israel won’t be able to take advantage of the rejection” and a further quarter maintained that “the PA should look at the plan when it is officially released, before taking any position on it.”
In June, a $50 billion economic portion of the Trump administration’s peace plan was unveiled at an economic peace conference in Bahrain that was snubbed by the Palestinians.
According to the poll, half the respondents thought the conference was “a bad idea.”
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