Poll: Majority of Palestinian youth support knife attacks on Jews

A poll of Palestinian youth between the ages of 15 and 29 found a majority support the knife attacks taking place against Jews in Israel. The Times of Israel reports:

The Jerusalem Media and Communication Center poll, carried out across the West Bank, Gaza Strip and East Jerusalem in April, indicated that 58 percent of Palestinians between the ages of 15 and 29 supported stabbings to one degree or another, but Gazans backed it significantly more than did their West Bank counterparts.

Over three-quarters of Gazans — 78.6% of the 365 polled — said they strongly or somewhat support knife attacks against Israelis, whereas 46.4% of West Bank residents expressed similar sentiments.

More than a third of Palestinians (35.3%) who responded to the survey thought the knife attacks would lead to “a fully-fledged uprising.” Meanwhile 30% said the knife attacks would end once “particular goals are reached.” The Times of Israel notes the toll of the so-called “Knife Intifada” so far:

Twenty-nine Israelis and four non-Israelis have been killed in the recent wave of terror attacks. Some 200 Palestinians have also been killed, some two-thirds of them while attacking Israelis, and the rest during clashes with troops, according to the Israeli army.

Asked if they supported military operations against Israel, respondents were evenly split with 43% for it and 43% against it. As for a solution to the conflict, 42.8% favor a two-state solution and 19.1% favor a binational state. Another 18.9% said they favored a Palestinian state only, i.e. no Israel. The Times notes this response was not even an option mentioned by interviewers.

This video showing some of the knife attacks was produced by Rebel Media: