Gaza: 84% of Israelis support strikes, says poll

Haaretz: 30% in favour of ground attacks

19 November, 12:25

(ANSAmed) - TEL AVIV, NOV 19 - 84% of Israelis support Israel's 'Operation Pillar of Cloud' versus 12% who don't, according to a poll by Israeli newspaper Haaretz.

Haaretz published the findings after a sixth day of Israeli raids in the Gaza Strip.

Only 30% of those polled sided with possible ground attacks while 39% believe Israel should continue solely with air bombardments.

Only 19% supported an immediate ceasefire. 63% didn't see a link between the Gaza strikes and parliamentary elections in January, against 28% who do. "Israelis are sending a clear message of approval to those who ordered the operation - Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu and Minister of Defence Ehud Barak," said Haaretz.(ANSAmed).

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