69% of Gazans said that the Hamas take-over of last month was
64% of Gazans hold the view that the Fateh strategy is the best for
maximizing Palestinian national interest.
56% of Gazans are of the opinion that the emergency government
is proceeding on the right path.
65% would support early elections.
If elections were held today, 45% of Gazans would vote for Fateh,22% would vote for Hamas, and 8% would vote for other Palestinian factions. 25% would not participate in these elections.
84% would support Fateh in future elections if it reforms itself. This
is the case for 99% of Fateh supporters, and, strikingly, 60% of
It is noteworthy, that despite electing Hamas legislators, the majority of Gaza residents support the emergency government. It would appear that Hamas is on the wane, in the Gaza Strip, despite, or maybe because, of the takeover. With Abbas enjoying international support (except for Canada), and demonstrating the ability to deliver concrete concessions, Fatah becomes more attractive. With Gaza effectively cutoff, it is hard to see Hamas maintaining their iron grip in the long run. These numbers suggest a backlash in waiting.