High levels of frustration found among Gazans, survey finds

Gaza City. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) A new survey conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey has found high levels of frustrations among Gazans, including rising levels of dissatisfaction with Hamas and the outcome of that terrorist group’s war with Israel last summer.

The poll’s main findings reveal “a high level of frustration among Gazans, with half of the respondents stating that they are considering emigration from the Gaza Strip.”

Additionally, the survey found a decline in satisfaction with the “achievements of the latest Gaza war,” with only 47 percent of respondents saying that Gaza-ruling Hamas came out a winner, down from 69 percent shortly after the war.

“There’s a very high level of frustration we are seeing in Gaza, more than at any other time in the past year,” said Khalil Shikaki, director of the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey.

Despite the dissatisfaction, a majority of Palestinians—63 percent—still support the launching of rockets from Gaza at Israel if the blockade on the coastal enclave is not lifted.

Posted on June 9, 2015 .