Survey: 84% of Palestinians think Israel may be behind Paris attacks

The wreath left outside the Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket in Paris by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Jan. 16, to pay homage to the Jewish victims of the Jan. 9 terrorist attack at that site. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

( A poll conducted by the Palestinian Ma’an News Agency found that 84.4 percent of Palestinians believe that Israel may have played a role in the recent Islamist terror attacks in Paris.

“The overwhelming majority believe that the murders of the French [citizens] in Paris were suspicious operations, and that Israel may be behind them,” said the survey, which interviewed 6,090 Palestinians.

Meanwhile, according to Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), several columnists at the official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida published a series of articles claiming that Israel was behind the attacks. The writers claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the Mossad spy agency planned the attacks in order to “get revenge on European governments” because of their “support for an independent Palestinian state.”

Posted on January 26, 2015 .