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How will the PA face its declining popularity?

It remains to be seen whether the attitudes of Palestinians on managing the conflict with Israel and the increased popular support for the armed struggle push Hamas to encourage military resistance.

The Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) published Feb. 11 the results of its public opinion poll No. 75, showing a decline in support for the Palestinian Authority (PA) and President Mahmoud Abbas.

The poll, conducted to measure the response to the US announcement Jan. 28 of the peace plan known as the deal of the century, showed a Palestinian consensus against it.

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