Palestinians rooting for Iran to get 'the bomb'

Thursday, June 28, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

A majority of Palestinian Arabs are in favor of Iran obtaining nuclear weapons, according to the results of a global survey conducted by the Pew Research Center.

Despite their reliance on American aid and their constant insistence that Washington support their nationalistic claims, the Palestinians continue to exude some of the most anti-US sentiment in the Middle East.

This phenomenon first came to light for most following the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The fall of the Twin Towers in New York and the partial destruction of the Pentagon were joyously celebrated by huge crowds of Palestinians throughout Judea, Samaria, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem.

The same tendency to back the enemies of America, no matter who they might be, is believed to also lie behind the Palestinians' support of Iran obtaining nuclear arms against the efforts of the US-led international community.

The Pew survey also showed that Israel is one of only four nations where a majority backs America's war in Iraq and its efforts to establish a stable democracy there.

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