With Israeli Pullout, Gazans' Support for Groups Using Terrorism Drops: Sense of Security Improves
Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA)
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A poll of Palestinians conducted in October 2005--the month after Israel completed its pullout from the Gaza Strip--shows a significant drop in support in Gaza for groups that commit terrorist acts, such as Al-Aqsa Martyr's Brigade and Al-Qassam Brigade, the military wing of Hamas. Gaza residents also indicated a much higher feeling of personal security after the Israeli withdrawal.