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Expert discussion: KAS-PSR discuss findings of Public Opinion Poll No. 85

Results indicate slight shift in the domestic balance of power in favor of Fatah

On September 20, the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) presented the findings of the 85 joint Public Opinion Poll carried out in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine in Ramallah.

Dr. Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) together with Steven Höfner, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Palestine Director, presented the most important results of the 85th public opinion poll conducted in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip between 13 and 17 September 2022. 

The period before the conduct of the poll witnessed several developments including armed confrontation between Islamic Jihad in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli army without the participation of Hamas, the visit of the US president Joe Biden to Bethlehem and his meeting with president Abbas, the appointment of Yair Lapid as a prime minister replacing Bennet and the setting of a date for new Israeli elections, an announcement by the United Arab Emirates of $25 millions in support of al Makasid Hospital in East Jerusalem, talks about opening the Israeli Ramon airport to Palestinian travel, an Israeli decision to increase the number of Gazan laborers working in Israel, an attempted assassination against the former deputy prime minister in Hamas’ government, Dr. Nasser al Sha’ir, near Nablus, a PA announcement that salaries of Palestinian laborers working in Israel would be paid via Palestinian banks, plans by the PA to reduce the number of employees working in the public sector, and Abbas's remarks during his visit to Germany of 50 Holocausts.

This press release addresses these issues and covers other matters such as the general conditions in the Palestinian territories, the peace process and future possible directions for Palestinians in the absence of a viable peace process. Total size of the sample is 1270 adults interviewed face to face in 127 randomly selected locations. Margin of error is +/-3%. For further details.

For further details, contact PSR director, Dr. Khalil Shikaki, or Walid Ladadweh at tel. 02-296 4933 or email pcpsr@pcpsr.org.

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