Poll: 32% of Palestinians support settler attack

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Posted: Apr 06, 2011 12:32 PM
Poll: 32% of Palestinians support settler attack

A team of Israeli and Palestinian pollsters says a third of Palestinians surveyed said they supported an attack last month that saw five members of an Israeli family stabbed to death in their home in a West Bank settlement.

A young couple and three of their children, ages 11, 4 and 3, were killed in the March 11 attack. It is assumed to have been a Palestinian attack.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the attack "despicable, immoral and inhuman." The poll found 63 percent opposed the attack and 32 percent backed it.

Pollsters from Hebrew University and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research surveyed 1,270 Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. The margin of error was 3 percentage points.

The poll was published Wednesday.

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JERUSALEM (AP) _ A team of Israeli and Palestinian pollsters says a third of Palestinians surveyed said they supported an attack last month that saw five members of an Israeli family stabbed to death in their home in a West Bank settlement.

A young couple and three of their children, ages 11, 4 and 3, were killed in the March 11 attack. It is assumed to have been a Palestinian attack.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the attack "despicable, immoral and inhuman." The poll found 63 percent opposed the attack and 32 percent backed it.

Pollsters from Hebrew University and the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research surveyed 1,270 Palestinians in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and Jerusalem. The margin of error was 3 percentage points.

The poll was published Wednesday.