Maybe there is hope for peace in the Middle East. After all there is one important thing that the common Israeli and common citizens both dream about. No I am not talking about peace, I am talking about a new government. For months Israelis have asked Olmert to resign and call for new elections. Now according to the Jerusalem Post, Palestinian voters are beginning to feel the same way about their government. Both groups would like to have this baby send a message to their political leaders.
Poll: Palestinians want gov’t to resign Associated Press, THE JERUSALEM POST May. 26, 2007 A majority of Palestinians would like the unity government of Fatah and Hamas to resign, and would prefer new elections despite having little faith in either party, according to a poll released Saturday. Some 60 percent demanded the government resign, and 50 percent said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas should call for early presidential and legislative elections. The survey was conducted by the independent polling company Neareast Consulting. It included 800 respondents and had a margin of error of 3.45 percent. Abbas earned higher marks (59 percent support) than PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas (41 percent), but 45 percent of Palestinians said there was no Palestinian personality capable of leading, with 52 percent saying they didn’t trust any faction. “Palestinians are living in a leadership crisis,” said pollster Jamil Rabah. “They think the leadership of the factions aren’t capable of curbing their individuals, who they think are the main cause of the infighting … they think the government is incapable of governing and solving problems.” The poll comes amidst Hamas and Fatah infighting which has killed nearly 50 people in Gaza this month.