2007 News Story

Palestinians overwhelmingly support Arab Peace Initiative

Overwhelming majority of Palestinians support the Arab Peace Initiative calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state on the territories occupied by Israel in 1967 in exchange for normalization of relations between Israel and the Arabs, a poll released today showed.  The poll conducted by the Palestinian Center for Policy and Survey Research in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip during March 22-24, 2007 shows that 72 percent Palestinians support the Arab initiative, and 26 percent opposing it.  The poll has a margin of error of 3 percent.

The Arab Peace Initiative was presented by then-Crown Prince, now King Abdullah as a solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict on March 28, 2002 during Beirut Arab Summit.  The initiative was adopted unanimous by all members of the Arab League.