Poll: Most Palestinians See Two-state Solution as Precursor to Single State

One in 4 Palestinians doesn’t believe in Israel’s right to exist.

Almost two-thirds of Palestinians (59 percent in the West Bank and 63 percent in Gaza) support the two-state solution (Israel and Palestine) but eventually hope that one state Palestine will prevail, according to a survey by pollster Stanley Greenberg for The Israel Project.

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Only 23 percent said they believed in Israel’s right to exist as the national homeland of the Jews. However, 50 percent supported recognizing Israel as a Jewish state in order to reach the two-state solution.

Like previous surveys, the poll shows that the popularity of PA President Mahmoud Abbas is on the rise compared with his Hamas counterparts.