British Blame Israel Almost as Much as Hamas

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Turning now to events in the Middle East: For the past three weeks there has been a significant military conflict, with Israel launching attacks into Gaza, and Hamas, the Palestinian organization running Gaza, firing rockets into Israel. From what you know who do you blame for this conflict?

Israel 18%
Hamas 24%
Both equally 39%
Don’t know 19%

Source: YouGov
Methodology: Online interviews with 2,000 British voters, conducted on Jan. 15 and Jan. 16, 2009. No margin of error was provided.

Israelis Support Gaza Operation

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Do you support the current military operation in Gaza?

Support 81%
Oppose 12%
Not sure 7%

Will the current operation stop the Qassam rockets against Israel?

Forever 6%
For a long period 11%
For a short period 24%
No 39%
Not sure 20%

Source: Maagar Mochot / Israel Radio
Methodology: Telephone interviews with 502 Israeli adults, conducted on Dec. 28, 2008. Margin of error is 4.5 per cent.

Hamas Promises Crucifixion For Traitors

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Hamas, the Islamic radical group that controls the Gaza, has enacted a new law that allows for Islamic punishments for those who violate Sharia (Islamic law). This includes cutting off the hands of thieves, whipping those caught drinking alcohol, and crucifying traitors (the new law has a broad interpretation of treason).
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