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US poll: 39% of east Jerusalem Arabs prefer to live under Israeli sovereignty; 30% didn't answer.
Some 35% of them said that Israeli citizenship is their preferred citizenship and only 30% chose to be citizens of the future Palestinian state. An additional 30% said that they didn't know, or preferred not to answer the question.
When asked "if most people in your neighborhood” would prefer to become citizens of Palestine or of Israel: 31% estimated that most people prefer Palestinian citizenship; 39% estimated that most people prefer Israeli citizenship; and 30% declined to answer or said they didn’t know.
40% said they would move in order to remain Israeli citizens if their neighborhood was transferred to Palestinian sovereignty. In contrast, only 29% said that if the opposite were to occur, and their neighborhood remained under Israel's authority they would move to an area under Palestinian authority.
And last there are the Negev Bedouins many who don't like the Palestinians ether.
In a 2006 patriotism survey,56% of Israeli Arabs were not proud of their citizenship and 73% were not ready to fight to defend the state, but 77% said that Israel was better than most other countries and 53% were proud of the country;'s welfare system. 82% said they would rather be a citizen of Israel than of any other country in the world
Israel Defense Forces: Arab Generals in the IDF include Major General Hussain Fares, commander of Israel's border police, and Major General Yosef Mishlav, head of the Home Front Command and current Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories. Both are members of the Druze community. Other high ranking officers in the IDF include Lieutenant Colonel Amos Yarkoni (born Abd el-Majid Hidr/ عبد الماجد حيدر) from the Bedouin community, a legendary officer in the Israel Defense Forces and one of six Israeli Arabs to have received the IDF's third highest decoration, the Medal of Distinguished Service.
Are you able to make a disinction between the west bank and Gaza? There are no Arabs in the westban with their "families, houses, jobs" at risk. ..
Since the onset of the 2000 Intifada, West Bank refugees have faced successive external stressors such as persistent human rights violations, regular exposure to administrative and physical violence, chronic and deepening poverty and a loss of empowerment. Within this state of constant frustration, economic pressure and helplessness, reports of depression and violence in schools, communities and homes have all increased. As the revailing sense of insecurity and anxiety negatively impacts the psychosocial well-being and mental health of families, refugees living in camps, Area C or affected by the Barrier are particularly vulnerable.
Refugee camps continue to be a focus for military operations and a area of confrontation, while communities in area C or affected by the Barrier are particularly isolated, with those regularly crossing checkpoints facing daily incidents of violence, abuse and an increased sense of disempowerment and loss of dignity.
Ninety-two people from the Palestinian village of Hmayyir, in the al-Farisiya area of the occupied West Bank, have had their homes demolished as the Israeli authorities continue with large-scale destruction there. On 5 August , 27 tents that people were living in and 10 other properties used for agricultural purposes were demolished...............Hmayyir lies within the 60 per cent of the West Bank designated as “Area C”, which is completely under Israeli control; Palestinians living there face destruction of their property and severe restrictions on building.
These people just understand that it would be preferable, economic issues aside, to live under a democratic government...as opposed to Islamic dictatorship...