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A Palestinian woman in Jerusalem during Sukkot

The percentage of Palestinians who prefer Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem has more than tripled since 2010.

By United with Israel Staff

According to the results of a recently released poll by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) more Palestinians than ever prefer Israeli sovereignty over Jerusalem.

The last time the poll was conducted in 2010, the percentage Palestinian respondents who preferred Israeli sovereignty was only 6%. In 2022, that figure rose to 19%.

In 2010, the percentage of Palestinian respondents who preferred Palestinian sovereignty was 52%. By 2022, that number dropped to a mere 38%.

While those may be interesting figures, PCPSR also gathered some disturbing data regarding Palestinian attitudes toward terror and violence.

Specifically, a December 2022 PCPSR poll found 72% of Palestinians support forming armed groups like the “Lions’ Den,” which perpetrated horrific murders targeting Israelis, using a teen attacker in at least one case.

While that same PCPSR poll found 32% of Palestinians support a two-state solution, a July 2022 poll by the Palestinian organization Jerusalem Media & Communication Center (JMCC) found 26% of Palestinians prefer a two-state solution. June 2022 polling data from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (TWI) that found only 37% of Gazans and 25% of West Bank Palestinians would “definitely accept” or “probably accept” the concept of “two states for two peoples.”

Meanwhile, an August 2021 poll from the Ramallah-based Arab World for Research & Development (AWRD) found only 36% of Palestinians support a two-state solution.

Surveys assessing Palestinian attitudes toward peace and violence returned to the spotlight recently when a leading media watchdog accused CNN’s Christiane Amanpour of faking poll results to create the false impression that Palestinians support peace with Israel.

Specifically, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting and Analysis (CAMERA) took issue with Amanpour’s claim during an interview in February with former Israeli ambassador to France, Yael German, that “the latest polls from the Palestinian side show that they want a peaceful, two-state solution to co-exist with you.”

CAMERA responded, “It’s unclear what ‘latest polls’ Amanpour might be referring to, given that every major recent poll from the Palestinian side shows exactly the opposite.”

Amanpour referred to the “latest polls” when German referenced Palestinian leaders’ historical refusals to accept multiple offers of statehood. Amanpour appeared to deny both that rejectionism has guided the Palestinian Authority’s approach and that Palestinians in general refuse to accept that a Jewish state exists.

According to CAMERA, “[I]t seems likely that Amanpour entirely fabricated findings from nonexistent ‘latest polls.’ A request for substantiation sent to Amanpour has so far gone unanswered.”