Christian Science Monitor - More than half of all Palestinians and Israelis are in favor of a two-state solution to the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a recent poll has found.
The survey found that 51 percent of Palestinians and 59 percent of Israelis would like to settle the conflict peacefully and establish an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. The findings come as Israeli authorities have confirmed that they granted permission to plan the expansion of an Israeli settlement in the West Bank city of Hebron.
Levels of support for an independent Palestinian state varied among Jewish and Arab Israelis, with 53 percent of Jewish Israelis and 87 percent of Arab Israelis in favor. Only 20 percent of all Israelis and 34 percent of Palestinians voiced support for a single shared state.