**Posted by Phineas
Of course, that means roughly two-thirds three-fourths would be happy with another Holocaust…
Respondents were asked about US President Barack Obama’s statement that “there should be two states: Palestine as the homeland for the Palestinian people and Israel as the homeland for the Jewish people.”
Just 34% said they accepted that concept, while 61% rejected it.
Sixty-six percent said the Palestinians’ real goal should be to start with a two-state solution but then move to it all being one Palestinian state.
Asked about the fate of Jerusalem, 92% said it should be the capital of Palestine, 1% said the capital of Israel, 3% the capital of both, and 4% a neutral international city.
Seventy-two percent backed denying the thousands of years of Jewish history in Jerusalem, 62% supported kidnapping IDF soldiers and holding them hostage, and 53% were in favor or teaching songs about hating Jews in Palestinian schools.
When given a quote from the Hamas Charter about the need for battalions from the Arab and Islamic world to defeat the Jews, 80% agreed. Seventy-three percent agreed with a quote from the charter (and a hadith, or tradition ascribed to the prophet Muhammad) about the need to kill Jews hiding behind stones and trees.
Here’s the hadith in question:
Abu Huraira reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him; but the tree Gharqad would not say, for it is the tree of the Jews.
“Allah’s Messenger” is Muhammad, and the collection of sayings from which this is drawn, the Sahih Muslim, is considered one of the most reliable and authoritative collections of hadiths in Islam. And as Muhammad himself is, by Allah’s word, a “beautiful pattern of conduct” to be emulated by all Muslims, well…
Can you say “divine license for genocide?”
The article tries to find some bright spots: “only” 22% support firing rockets at Israeli cities and “only” 20% prefer violence to talks. But, not only does this mean one-fifth to one-fourth of Palestinians prefer violence, it leaves open the question of what “negotiations” and “diplomacy” mean to the Palestinians, rather than to us readers. Do they mean negotiations leading to a two-state solution and peaceful coexistence, or negotiations and diplomacy that ends with Israel having indefensible borders and on the road to destruction? Questions like these need to be answered before any serious negotiations can begin.
At a deeper level, these survey results show the deep spiritual sickness of Palestinian society, where the government, the mosques, and the educational system daily teach hatred against Israel and Jews. A society this full of bile and venom for the neighbor it would have to coexist with isn’t yet ready for statehood, and won’t be until the poison of Jew-hatred is purged.
UPDATE: Fixed my sloppy math in the subject…
(Crossposted at Public Secrets)