Umfrage: Was bringt der September für Palästina?

Diesen Monat soll es auf Antrag der palästinensischen Selbstverwaltung (Palestinian Authority, PA) vor den Vereinten Nationen zu einer Abstimmung kommen, ob Palästina als unabhängiger, souveräner Staat und Mitglied der UN anerkennt wird.

Vor wenigen Wochen führte das Meinungsforschungsinstitut PCR mit Unterstützung der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Ramallah) eine Umfrage durch. Sie erbrachte folgende Ergebnisse:

– 2/3 unterstützen die Abstimmung vor den UN
– 2/3 erwarten, dass Israel in der Folge härtere Maßnahmen der Besatzung ergreifen wird
– ein Drittel, will die israelische Besatzung mit Gewalt, ein Drittel mit zivilem Ungehorsam und ein Drittel durch Verhandlungen beseitigen

Im Einzelnen:

  • 65% support going to the UN to seek recognition of Palestinian statehood despite American warning not to do so
  • If Palestinians go to the UN General Assembly, 57% believe they will obtain recognition of their state from two thirds of the members, but 76% believe the US will use its veto power in the Security Council
  • 48% believe that Palestine will become a UN member in September and 44% do not believe so
  • Two thirds expect Israeli occupation to become harsher in response to the UN vote
  • The public is split over the best means of forcing Israel to end its occupation: about a third believes in armed attacks, another third believes in peaceful resistance, and 26% believe negotiation is the answer
  • 76% want the PA to exercise sovereignty in September including the opening of highways, an airport, and the deployment of security forces in area (C) and 75% want Palestinian sovereignty over the Allenby crossing with Jordan even if such step leads to the closure of the crossing
  • 52% say they will participate in peaceful demonstrations that would seek to breach checkpoints and block roads after the UN recognition of the state of Palestine
  • A majority of 58% believes that most of the European countries will recognize the Palestinian state in September; despite this, a similar percentage believes that the position of the EU member states is closer to the Israeli position
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  • US will veto Palestinian statehood bid at UN (sfgate.com)
  • Palestinians launch UN state campaign (telegraph.co.uk)