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New poll says over 80% of Palestinians do not think US deal will produce any results


RAMALLAH, August 6, 2018 (WAFA) - A new public opinion poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center (JMCC) published on Monday showed that the majority of Palestinians polled, 80.3%, expected that the so-called "Deal of the Century", which is being promoted by the United States administration, will not produce anything acceptable to the Palestinians, as opposed to 6.8% who said the contrary.

The poll also found out that 60.6% support the Palestinian leadership‘s position not to accept the United States as the sole mediator in the peace process and 28.1% agree with the decision to refuse to deal with the US after its recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

Meanwhile, the poll showed that Palestinian society is divided over the idea of returning to peace negotiations, whereby 49.1% support this and 45.6% oppose it.

On inter-Palestinian reconciliation, the poll found out that the public is still pessimistic regarding the likelihood of reconciliation. The majority of respondents, 56.9% expressed their pessimism towards the likelihood that the reconciliation agreement signed in October, 2017 would be implemented as opposed to 35.5% who said the opposite.

The poll was conducted in cooperation with the German Friedrich Ebert Stiftung on a random sample of 1200 people over the age of 18 interviewed face-to-face throughout the West Bank and Gaza Strip between 26th of June and 7th of July, 2018. It had a plus or minus three percent margin of error.


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