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«Index the world»: Israeli Jews support the settlements and do not consider the situation in Judea and Samaria occupation

Sunday, June 4, was published the so-called «world Index». We are talking about the monthly survey conducted by tel Aviv University and the Israel democracy Institute, about the conflict with the Palestinian Arabs.

According to a survey conducted in may 2017, with 44.9% of Israel’s Jewish population believe that the situation in Judea and Samaria cannot be defined as occupation. Another 17.3% of Jews believe that we are not talking about occupation.

At the same time, more than 90% of the Arabs agree with this definition of the situation of the «green line».

50,8% of Jewish respondents believe that government policies on the establishment of settlements in Judea and Samaria was correct. This opinion was shared by 20.4% of Arabs.

55.8% of Jews reject the claim that settlements are the obstacle to peace. The same answer was given by 30% of Arabs.

On the question of the possible annexation of Judea and Samaria opinions in the Jewish segment of Israeli society is divided about equally. 44.4% of the respondents in varying degrees, support such a possibility. 45% mind. Among the Arabs, only 11.5% support the annexation of the territories.

At the same time, 61.9% of respondents-Jews favor negotiations with the Palestinian authority. 27,6% of Israeli Jews believe that negotiations may soon lead to the achievement of a peace agreement between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs.

In June of 2017 celebrated 50 years of the six day war, in which Jerusalem was reunited under Israeli control were Judea, Samaria, Gaza, the Sinai Peninsula and the Golan heights.

Sinai was handed over to Egypt under the peace agreement, which was concluded in 1979, former Prime Minister of Israel Menachem Begin and former Egyptian President Anuar Caudatum.

Gaza Israel left in the framework of the unilateral disengagement in 2005.

In 1981 Israel annexed the Golan heights and Jerusalem, conquered in the six day war.

The status of Judea and Samaria remains uncertain.

«Index the world»: Israeli Jews support the settlements and do not consider the situation in Judea and Samaria occupation 04.06.2017

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