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Thursday, June 21, 2007

Palestinians support Abbas and Fateh

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NEC's monthly bulletin on Palestinian perceptions towards politics and economics
Special Focus: Palestinian Internal Crisis
June 2007
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Please contact:
Jamil Rabah
Near East Consulting
HSBC Building, 3rd floor
RAMALLAH
Tel: 02-2961436
Fax: 02-2963114
info@neareastconsulting.com
www.neareastconsulting.com

This latest survey was conducted by telephone between the 15th and 17th of
June, 2007, and has a margin of error of +/- 3.4%, with a 95% confidence
level. The results of this survey and the other earlier surveys, along with
accompanying bulletins, are available online from the NEC's web site. Visit
us at www.neareastconsulting.com.

[excerpts edited by IMRA]

Figure 3: Main reasons of concern
7% The economic hardship of my household
24% The absence of security for me and my family
55% The internal power struggle
4% Hamas in power
1% Fateh in opposition
1% The Israeli occupation in general
1% Family problems
1% I have no concern

Figure 4: Will the crisis spread to reach the West bank
Yes 55% No 45%

Figure 5: Will the crisis lead to separation between the West Bank and Gaza
strip
Yes 60% No 40%

Figure 6: The likelihood of a civil war
very likely 32% likely 32%
unlikely 30% very unlikely 5%

Figure 7: Factions blamed for the recent clashes in the Gaza Strip
Mainly Hamas 28%  Mainly Fateh 22% I blame both equally 50%


Figure 8: Leader Palestinians trust most
West Bank Abu Mazen 73% Ismael Hanieh 27%
Gaza Strip Abu Mazen 50% Ismael Hanieh 50%
Poverty line Below poverty 61% 39%

Figure 9: Has the time come for Abu Mazen to resign?
Yes 36% No 64%

Table 10: Level of support for the peace process region of residence
I support/oppose  a peace settlement with Israel.
West Bank  support 61% oppose 39%
Gaza Strip support 66% oppose  34%

Table 11: Attitude towards Hamas's position on the existence of Israel by
region
Should Hamas maintain its position on the elimination of Israel?
West Bank Yes 29% No 71%
Gaza Strip Yes 43% No 57%

Figure 12: Are external powers involved in the internal conflict?
Yes 82% No 18%

Figure 13: Country believed to have a role in agitating the crisis
22% Iran
9% Syria
5% Egypt
7% Egypt
2% Gulf States
9% The US/Western Countries
46% Mainly Israel

Table 13: Attitude towards Abu Mazen's call for an emergency government
Do you support the decision of president Abbas to declare a state of
emergency and to dissolve the government?
West Bank support 59% oppose 41%
Gaza Strip support 49% oppose 51%

Table 14: If you oppose the decision, what should Abu Mazen have done to
solve the crisis, by factional trust and region of residence?

West Bank:
31% Dissolve the PA
42% Call for early elections
12% Remove the heads of the security agencies
10% Resign
  5% Leave the situation as is

Gaza Strip
25% Dissolve the PA
24% Call for early elections
18% Remove the heads of the security agencies
 21% Resign
13% Leave the situation as is

Figure 15: Feeling about Abu Mazen's decision
Hasty decision 34%  late decision 48% at the time 19%


Figure 17: Support for an international presence in Gaza to stop the
violence from spreading
Yes, I support 34%
No, I oppose 66%

Table 15: Support for an international presence in Gaza to stop the violence
from spreading, by region of residence
West Bank support 36%  oppose  64%
Gaza Strip support 30%  oppose  70%

Figure 18: What party benefits from the internal conflict in the Gaza Strip?
Fateh 3% Hamas 11% Israel 76% Others 10%

Figure 19: Do you support Hamas taking full control of the Gaza Strip
Yes 25% No 75%

Table 17: Level of support for the Hamas takeover of the Gaza Strip
according to region of residence
West Bank Yes 16% No 84%
Gaza Strip Yes 38%  No 62%

Figure 20: Level of support for early presidential and PLC elections
Yes, I support 69% No, I oppose 31%

Table 19: Factional trust by region
West Bank Hamas 10% Fateh 33% PFLP 3%  Jihad  2% Others 4% None 48%
Gaza Strip Hamas  26% Fateh 32% PFLP 1%  Jihad  3% Others 2%  None 36%

Figure 22: Intention to immigrate
Yes 22% No 78%

Table 20: Intention to immigrate by region
Region West Bank  Yes 15% No 85%
Gaza Strip Yes  32% No 68%

Figure 23: Poverty level
Hardship cases 35% Below poverty level 32%
Above poverty level 34%

Figure 24: Attitude about the strategy that best serves the Palestinian
national interest
Fateh strategy 70% Hamas strategy 30%
West Bank Fateh strategy  78% Hamas strategy 22%
Gaza Strip Fateh strategy 61% Hamas strategy 39%



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