Palestinian Public Opinion Polls No. 26
An-Najah National University/ Opinion Polls and Survey Studies Unit
The Mecca Accord which was signed between Fateh and Hamas led to some agreements. The most important is the agreement on the formation of a unity government that would lead to a relief from the crisis that Palestinians have been going through for more than one year. The formation of a unity government was declared and it was welcomed on the local and Arab level; the USA did not give a clear position towards the newly formed unity government saying that it may deal with the none-Hamas members. Israel said that it will boycott it and the EU has the tendency to deal with it. On the ground the chaotic security situation is still dominating the scene and acts of kidnapping and belligerence against people and properties especially in Gaza continue. Israel continues in its policy to eliminate the Palestinian existence especially in Jerusalem; Israeli bulldozers demolished part of the Western wall of the city and began excavations that, according to specialists, will not only affect the bases of Al Aqsa Mosq but also the general Islamic identity of the whole area of the holy sites.