Poll: Five out of six Palestinians say Israel may have aided Paris attacks

Ben Sales

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The vast majority of Palestinian respondents to a survey believe Israel may have played a role in the terror attacks in France this month.

Conducted by the Palestinian Maan News Agency, the poll found that 84 percent of Palestinians say the attacks on the Charlie Hebdo magazine and Hyper Cacher supermarket in early January were “suspicious, and that Israel may be behind it,” according to Palestinian Media Watch, an Israeli NGO that monitors Palestinian media.

Fewer than nine percent of respondents blamed an increase in Islamic fundamentalism for the attacks.

Palestinian Media Watch cited examples of columns in Palestinian newspapers ahead of the survey alleging Israeli involvement in the attacks.