94 Percent of Israeli Jews Support Cast Lead
JERUSALEM, Jan. 15 (Xinhua) — The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) Cast Lead Operation against Hamas in the Gaza Strip won overwhelming support of Israeli Jews despite the heavy loss of civilian life in the Hamas-ruled coastal enclave, local daily The Jerusalem Post reported Thursday, citing a survey.
A whopping 94 percent of the Israeli Jews support or strongly support the operation while 92 percent think it is good for Israel’s security, said a Tel Aviv University survey released Wednesday.
92 percent of the Israeli Jews justify Israel Air Force’s attacks in Gaza despite the suffering of the civilian population in the strip and the damage they cause to infrastructure, the poll found.
More than 1,000 Palestinians have been killed as the Cast Lead Operation entered its 20th day on Thursday.
The survey found 70 percent of the Israeli Jews said that the IDF ground incursion, launched on Jan. 3, was a necessary move.