Majority of Israelis oppose the annexation, resettlement of Gaza – poll

View of structures in the former Jewish settlement of Gush Katif in the southern Gaza Strip on July 27, 2020. (Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90)
View of structures in the former Jewish settlement of Gush Katif in the southern Gaza Strip on July 27, 2020. (Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90)

A majority of Israelis oppose the idea of annexing and resettling the Gaza Strip, a poll finds.

While 56 percent are against such a move, 33% support it and 11% are uncertain, according to the Hebrew University survey.

The survey was conducted by iPanel via the internet and by telephone on December 7-9 with a nationally representative sample of 1,524 adult men and women in Hebrew, and 334 in Arabic. The margin of sampling error is +4.2%.

Israel unilaterally withdrew the last of its troops and 8,000 settlers from the Gaza Strip in September 2005.

Since the start of the Israel-Hamas war, nationalist groups and far-right members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s coalition have been campaigning for the reestablishment of Israel’s Gush Katif settlement bloc in Gaza.

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