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Few Palestinians in Jerusalem covet Israeli citizenship

Today, only 15% of Palestinian residents of Jerusalem say they want Israeli rather than Palestinian citizenship, likely a result of support from Turkey, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.
A man stands at a lookout site overlooking Jerusalem's Old City as Muslims mark the first Friday prayer of Ramadan amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) restrictions April 24, 2020 REUTERS/ Ammar Awad - RC20BG9OK9U5

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Only 15% of Palestinians living in Jerusalem would choose Israeli over Palestinian citizenship, compared to 52% in 2015, according to an opinion poll by the Washington Institute for Middle East Studies. The poll was supervised by David Pollock, who presented the poll during a virtual lecture hosted by the Jerusalem Institute for Policy Research on May 9.

The poll, conducted over 2018, 2019 and the first two months of 2020, revealed significant changes in opinions among the Palestinian population in Jerusalem, compared to previous surveys in 2010, 2011 and 2015.

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