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Palestinian protesters hurl stones amid tear gas fired by Israeli forces during clashes near the West Bank town of Betunia on February 5, 2016. ©AFP
Palestinian protesters hurl stones amid tear gas fired by Israeli forces during clashes near the West Bank town of Betunia on February 5, 2016. ©AFP
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The Intifada in al- Quds (Jerusalem) and the West Bank rumbles on but what can an unarmed population really achieve in the face of the Israeli military machine? So is it time for regional countries to arm the Palestinians?

The latest poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip last month indicate a continuation of three recent developments: 1. Two thirds continue to demand the resignation of President Abbas. 2. A growing majority supports return to an armed intifada. 3. A growing majority continues to reject the so-called two-state solution.

While a majority supports ending PA commitment to the Oslo agreement, a similar majority doubts Abbas’ seriousness about abandoning that agreement.

The “Oslo generation” of youth between the ages of 18 and 22 are the most supportive of an armed intifada.