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Poll Shows Hezbollah Losing Support Among Palestinians

The decline of Hezbollah's public image in the Palestinian territories is attributed to its support for the Syrian government.
Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah wave Hezbollah and Palestinian flags during a rally to mark "Quds (Jerusalem) Day" in the southern Lebanese village of Maroun el-Ras, near the border with Israel, August 26, 2011. Lebanon's Hezbollah chief Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, whose group is backed by Damascus, warned that the unrest in Syria will have implications on the whole region if it is not solved through dialogue. "We all support the need for big and important reforms, so Syria can be stronger...this means that

A recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, published on June 7, shows the decrease of Hezbollah’s popularity in the Arab region following its military involvement in the Syrian conflict alongside Bashar al-Assad's regime and its victory over the Syrian rebels in Qusair.

According to the survey, the Lebanese militant group has significantly lost popularity among Palestinians living in the territories due to its stance on the Syrian conflict. While in 2011, 61% viewed the militant group “favorably,” this has decreased to 43% in 2013.

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