Background The Mecca Accord which was signed
between Fateh and Hamas led to some agreements. The most
important is the agreement on the formation of a unity government that would
lead to a relief from the crisis that Palestinians have been going through for
more than one year. The formation of a unity government was declared and it was
welcomed on the local and Arab level; the USA did not give a clear position
towards the newly formed unity government saying that it may deal with the
none-Hamas members. Israel said that it will boycott it and the EU has
the tendency to deal with it.
On the ground the chaotic security situation is still dominating the scene and acts of kidnapping and belligerence against people and properties especially in Gaza continue.
Israel continues in its policy to eliminate the Palestinian existence especially in Jerusalem; Israeli bulldozers demolished part of the Western wall of the city and began excavations that, according to specialists, will not only affect the bases of Al Aqsa Mosq but also the general Islamic identity of the whole area of the holy sites.
The Results Following are the results of the 26th Palestinian Public Opinion Poll conducted by the Center for Opinion Polls and Survey Studies at An-Najah National University during the period from March 21-23, 2007. The University sponsors all polls conducted by its Center.
Palestinian public opinion poll no. 26 undertakes the current political realities especially the Mecca Accord, the formation of the new Palestinian unity government, the priorities of Palestinian citizens and anticipated results from the newly formed government, in addition to the performance of some Palestinian institutions and other issues. The sample included 1360 persons whose age group is 18 and above and who have the right to vote. The enclosed questionnaire was distributed on 861 persons from the West Bank and 499 persons from the Gaza Strip. The sample was drawn randomly and the margin of error is about ±3%; still 2.7% of the members of the sample refused to answer the questionnaire.