Majority of Israelis say they opposed Gaza withdrawal, contrary to polling at the time

Ten years, three mini-wars and more than 10,000 rockets and missiles seems to make the memory a selective instrument, judging by recent poll data on the 2005 withdrawal form the Gaza Strip.

That is one way to interpret results of a new Bar-Ilan University Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies poll that shows that some 59 percent of the Israeli public said they were opposed to the withdrawal from Gaza in 2005, while only 34% said that they supported the plan.

Those figures, however, do not match with the polling data at the time, that showed a strong majority of support for the deal.


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