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    • Alex
    • 14.04.11 | 10:50 (IDT)

    " The blockade, intended to persuade the population to topple the Hamas government, failed and has turned into a stumbling-block." From a party that won last elections support for Hamas in Palestine is at low as it can get and they have no chance in comming elections if they ever come. From latest poll April 10th 09)If new presidenti­al elections are to take place today, and Mahmud Abbas was nominated by Fateh and Ismail Haniyeh was nominated by Hamas, whom would you vote for? 1) Mahmoud Abbas 54.8% 2) Ismael Haniyyah 37.8% 4) DK/NA 7.5% 13) If new elections agreed to by all factions are held today and the same lists that took part in the last PLC elections were nominated, for whom would you vote? 11) Fateh 40.2% 6) Change and reform (Hamas) 25.5% 29)If parliament­ary and presidenti­al elections were to take place now, who you think will win, Fateh, Hamas, or others? 1) Fateh 46.3% 2) Hamas 15.8% 3) others 21.7% 4) DK/NA 16.2% 18 And what if Fateh wins new legislativ­e and president elections, will this in your view lead to the lifting or to tightening of the internatio­nal boycott of the Palestinia­n government­? 1) Will lead to the lifting of the boycott 52.6% 2) Will lead to the tightening of the boycott 10.5% 3) Conditions will stay as they are today 32.7% 4) DK/NA 4.3% 16) If Hamas wins next legislativ­e and president elections, will this in your view lead to the lifting or to tightening of the internatio­nal boycott of the Palestinia­n government­? 1) Will lead to the lifting of the boycott 8.7% 2) Will lead to the tightening of the boycott 62.2% 3) Conditions will stay as they are today 22.5% 4) DK/NA 6.6% The people understand very well why the do not want Hamas and we have the blockade to thank.

    from the article: Israel must recognize Hamas' government in Gaza
    First published 01:57 14.04.11 | Last updated 01:57 14.04.11
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