Poll shows Palestinian mistrust of Trump runs deep

RAMALLAH -- Over 60 percent of Palestinians oppose resuming dialogue with the Trump administration after the US cut hundreds of millions of dollars in aid, according to an opinion poll published Wednesday.


The poll was another sign of trouble for the White House's proposed Mideast peace plan, which has been in the works for over a year but
still has not been released.


Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has already rejected the plan, saying the US is not an honest broker. He has cited the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and cuts in aid to the Palestinians and the UN agency for Palestinian refugees. Over the weekend, the US also announced it was closing the Palestinians' de facto embassy in Washington, deepening Palestinian anger and mistrust.


Wednesday's poll, published by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research, found 90 percent of respondents believe the US is biased in favor of Israel, and just 6 percent consider the US an honest broker. Sixty-two percent oppose resuming dialogue.


פרסום ראשון: 09.12.18, 19:09