Thursday, October 1, 2009

Poll: only 11% of Israeli-Arabs believe peace agreement possible within next five years

(Ynet).Fifty-one percent of Israel's Arabs do not believe peace between Israel and the Palestinians will ever be reached, according to a survey conducted by the Saban Center for Middle East Policy.

The poll, published Thursday, showed that 34% of Israeli-Arabs believe that while peace is possible, it is still a long way off. Only 11% of the respondents said a peace agreement is possible within the next five years.

According to the Saban Center poll, 55% of Israeli-Arabs surf the Internet on a near daily basis, 14% go online a few times a week, and only 24% do not use the Internet at all.

As for the January war between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, the poll showed that 29% of Israeli-Arabs believe Israel won, 21% claim that the Palestinian people triumphed, while 16% said Hamas came out on top.