The Palestinian Authority’s demand that Israel release terrorists from prison as a precondition for peace talks is unacceptable to 85 percent of Israeli Jews, according to a Smith Research poll sponsored by the Knesset’s Land of Israel caucus.And that too is important to take into account.
Asked whether they would support releasing terrorists as a gesture to bring the Palestinians to the negotiating table, 57% said they would strongly oppose it, 28% said were against it, 13% said they supported it and just 2% said they were strongly in favor of such a move.
The poll of 407 respondents representing a sample of the Jewish population of Israel was taken last week and has a 5% margin of error.
The survey also asked how withdrawing from Judea and Samaria would impact the security situation in Israel. It found that 68% of Israelis believe it would harm Israeli security and 21% believe it would improve it.
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
85 PERCENT OF ISRAELIS OPPOSE RELEASING TERRORISTS
The public is clearly realizing that releasing jailed jihadists does not help in the war on terrorism and are fed up with it:
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