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Poll: Most Palestinians Believe Conspiracy Theories Behind Paris Attacks

A poll released last week revels that a majority of Palestinians believe that Israel is possibly behind the terror attacks in Paris earlier this month.

The Times of Israel reports:

The survey, which was released last week by the official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat al-Jadida, showed 84.4 percent of Palestinians, 5,142 of the 6,090 interviewed, believed that the attacks were “suspicious, and that Israel may be behind it.”

Only 8.7 percent of those interviewed thought the attacks were the result of growing Islamic fundamentalism in Europe.

The Times reports further, “the official PA media has been filled with conspiracy theories linking Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Mossad and Jewish leaders to the Paris attacks.” Palestinian Media Watch has compiled examples of these charges at its news archive.

In one case, a columnist for the official Palestinian daily wrote, “the Israeli right wing, which dominates Israel, was quick to declare programs for the expansion of the existing settlements, with the aim of populating [the settlements with] Jewish immigrants from France, as if the perpetrators of the two attacks in Paris and the Israeli settlement establishment had matching interests….”

The ongoing incitement by the Palestinians has been condemned for encouraging terror against Israelis by Israeli officials and by Secretary of State John Kerry.

Last year, a survey carried out by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) found that 93% of those living under the Palestinian Authority held anti-Semitic views, making it one of the ten places with the highest rates of anti-Semitism in the world.

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