The Palestinian Center for Policy and Polls, under the leadership of Khalil Shikaki, has published the findings of a recent survey regarding the Israel-Hamas war in Gaza.

The poll was conducted by the Palestinian Authority in both Judea and Samaria, as well as the Gaza Strip.

This is the second poll since the start of the war, the last one being conducted in December 2023, two months after the October 7 massacre by Hamas in southern Israel.

According to the survey, the percentage of residents of the Palestinian Authority who consider the massacre carried out by Hamas to be justified remained virtually unchanged - just over 70%.

However, in the Gaza Strip, the proportion of supporters of the massacre increased from 57% to 71%, while in Judea and Samaria, it decreased from 82% to 71%.

72% of respondents are satisfied with the actions of Hamas, and 69% with the actions of its military leader Yahya Sinwar.

Only 22% are satisfied with Fatah, and 11% are satisfied with the head of the Palestinian Authority, Mahmoud Abbas.

When choosing between Marwan Barghouti, Ismail Haniyeh, and Mahmoud Abbas, 40% of respondents preferred Barghouti, 23% preferred Haniyeh, and only 8% preferred Abbas.

81% believe Abbas should resign.

62% of the sector's residents are in UNRWA shelters, 15% in government shelters, 8% in shelters of other international organizations, and 13% in shelters of local groups.

44% reported having a two-day food supply.

70% of Gazans believe that UNRWA aid distribution is accompanied by corruption.

Other international organizations are trusted a little more - only 58% accuse them of corruption. There is limited trust at all in the local Palestinian forces - 90% consider them corrupt.

64% of Palestinian Arabs believe that Israel is to blame for the suffering of Gazans, 20% blame the United States, only 7% blame Hamas, and another 6% blame the Palestinian National Authority.

Only 5% believe Hamas committed war crimes on October 7, while 80% did not watch videos of the massacre broadcast by Hamas on social media.

Only 24% of Gaza residents are ready to try to break into Egypt if Israel launches an operation in Rafah. At the same time, 68% of Gazans are confident that in this case, the Egyptian army will start shooting at them.

Interestingly, the percentage of Palestinian Arabs confident in Hamas's victory decreased from 70% to 64% (and those confident in Israel's victory - from 13% to 9%. The proportion of those who believe that no one will win has increased).

However, among residents of the Gaza Strip, confidence in a Hamas victory rose from 50% to 56%, while confidence in an Israeli victory fell from 31% to 19%.

59% believe that Hamas should control Gaza after the war. Among the residents of Gaza, this figure is 52%.

13% prefer a Palestinian Authority government with a new leader, 11% prefer a Palestinian Authority government ruled by Mahmoud Abbas, 3% favor Arab countries, 1% UN, 1% IDF, 3% other options, and 9% have no definite opinion.

41% of Palestinian Arabs and 51% of residents of the Gaza Strip would support the deployment of the Turkish army in the strip with the consent of Hamas and with international support.

The share of Palestinian Arabs supporting the Two States for Two Nations plan rose from 34% in December 2023 to 45% in March 2024.

At the same time, in Judea and Samaria, the position of Palestinian Arabs did not change, but in the Gaza Strip, support for the plan increased from 35% to 62%.

The share of supporters of armed struggle against Israel fell from 63% in December 2023 to 46% four months later. Moreover, in the Gaza Strip, only 39% continue to insist on armed resistance.