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Hamas' popularity dips 11%, but only 7% of Palestinians blame it for Gaza war

A new poll by a Palestinian research institute found discrepancies between the attitudes of West Bank and Gaza Palestinians the current war, Hamas and a two-state solution.
TOPSHOT - A Palestinian girl wearing a pink dress stands amidst the ruins of the Al-Faruq Mosque that was destroyed during Israeli bombardment, in Rafah on the southern Gaza Strip on March 22, 2024, amid ongoing battles between Israel and the militant group Hamas (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED / AFP) (Photo by MOHAMMED ABED/AFP via Getty Images)

A recent poll by a Palestinian research institute found declining levels of support for Hamas among Gaza Palestinians, with Israel's unrelenting Israeli air and ground campaign in Gaza now in its fifth month, pushing humanitarian conditions to catastrophic levels, with no cease-fire in sight.

The Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PCPSR) conducted a survey March 5-10 of 1,580 Palestinian adults, 830 of them interviewed face-to-face in the West Bank in 83 locations, and 750 in Gaza, some of them displaced in 75 locations. The margin of error was +/-3%.

The poll did not cover areas experiencing daily fighting, among them some parts of central Gaza, Khan Yunis, in the south, and the northern areas, where Israeli forces are deployed on the ground.

PCPSR published its findings on Wednesday on its website.

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