Qassam rocket in Sderot
Photo: Zeev Trachtman, Din Veheshbon

Poll: Majority of Sderot residents want to leave

64% of those residing in Qassam-stricken town express desire to relocate; 50% of area's residents say Gaydamak more competent than government to fortify threatened communities

About 64% of Sderot's residents said they would leave the Qassam-stricken city if given the chance, according to a new poll conducted for Yedioth Ahronoth by the Dahaf Institute.


Published Friday, the poll showed that some 86% of Israelis residing in kibbutzim and communities surrounding the Gaza Strip believe that the government failed to protect Sderot from the incessant rocket attacks , and 25% of them also expressed a desire to move from the area.


Some 57% of those who took part in the survey said they knew of at least one neighbor who has relocated in the past year.


As for the fortification of the area's communities, only 20% said the government was more capable of handling the matter than Arcadi Gaydamak, while 50% of the respondents said they believed the Russian-Israeli businessman was the man for the job.


Some 39% of those surveyed said they supported an Israeli takeover of Gaza, while 34% said the targeted killing of terror leaders was the moist efficient way to deal with the Qassam threat. Only 14% of the respondents said they were in favor of negotiating with Hamas.


פרסום ראשון: 12.21.07, 09:09
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