Palestinian poll shows discontent with Hamas, Gaza war

Most Gaza residents are unhappy with the territory’s Hamas rulers and by its war with Israel last summer, a poll released by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research on Tuesday showed.

According to the poll, 50 percent of Gaza residents want to emigrate, compared to 25 percent in the West Bank. A majority, 63 percent, expressed dissatisfaction with “achievements compared to human and material losses” in the 2014 war that killed over 2,200 Palestinians and 73 in Israel. Only 30 percent of Gazans said they can criticize Hamas without fear. In the West Bank, 32 percent said they could freely criticize President Mahmoud Abbas.



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