Fieldwork: 15-17 January 2012
Sample Size: 1200 Palestinian Youth (18-30 years old)
West Bank & Gaza
Margin of error: + 3 %
•The majority of youth are skeptical about the direction where the Palestinian society is heading.
•48 percent of youth respondents describe themselves as politically very active.
•20 percent of the youth participated in activities directed at ending the internal division.
•72 percent are willing to participate in protest activities against the occupation.
•A vast majority of youth (87 percent) have confidence in the ability of their generation to lead the country into the future. However, 57 percent of Palestinian youth feel that they personally cannot have an impact on public life.
•43 percent of the youth respondents believe that the changes taking place elsewhere in the Arab world will positively affect the Palestinian situation.
•A majority of youth (52 percent) express their support for a two-state solution (Israel and Palestine within the 1967 boarders).
•A majority of youth (59 percent) blame Fatah and Hamas equally for the division.
•Half of the youth believe that non-violence is the best means to end the occupation and establish an independent state.
ATFP is dedicated to advocating that it is in the American national interest to promote an end to the conflict in the Middle East through a negotiated agreement that provides for two states - Israel and Palestine - living side by side in peace and security. The Task Force was established in 2003 to provide an independent voice for Palestinian-Americans and their supporters and to promote peace. AFTP’s Board of Directors is made up of a large group of noted Palestinian-Americans who agree with these principles.
ATFP works primarily in Washington, DC, and seeks to build strong working relationships with government departments and agencies, think tanks and NGOs and the media. It has developed lines of communication with the US, Palestinian, Israeli and Jordanian governments in order to pursue its policy advocacy goals. ATFP has also engaged in humanitarian fundraising to support health and education causes in the occupied Palestinian territories.