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In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war
In Palestinian poll, Hamas emerges as winner of Gaza war

A large majority of Palestinians believe that the Islamist movement Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, won its 50-day war with Israel, a new Palestinian public opinion poll said Tuesday. The poll, conducted by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, found overwhelming support for Hamas and its leadership, and far less approval for Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his Fatah party. The poll results may seem incongruous, given the seemingly lopsided nature of the war. More than 2,100 Palestinians, most of them civilians, were killed, compared with at least 70 Israelis, most of them soldiers....

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