Sunday, December 19, 2004
Majority of Palestinians [sic] against dismantlement of terror groups.
A new poll conducted in the Palestinian [sic] Authority has revealed that a large majority of Palestinians [sic] fear the continued state of lawlessness on the streets, but at the same time nearly 70% object, at this stage, to the dismantlement of terror groups.
The above figures are a cause for concern for PLO Chairman and leading candidate in the January 9 Palestinian [sic] elections, Mahmoud Abbas (Abu Mazen), who last week came out against the use of arms in the intifada.
In addition, 51% said Fatah could bring about an improvement in their situation, in comparison with only 25% who named Hamas.
Similar to previous polls, the survey showed that more Palestinians [sic] support the peace process: 69% were in favor of holding talks with Israel.