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Israel’s war against Hamas is disapproved by Majority of Americans :Poll

According to recent data, the majority of Americans have expressed disapproval of Israel’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza. The support, which was at 50 percent in November, has seen a decline to 36 percent this month, as per a recent Gallup survey.

The disapproval rate has seen an increase from 45 percent in November to 55 percent in March. Around 9 percent of the respondents in the latest Gallup survey expressed neutrality on the issue. The support for Israel’s conflict is split along political lines, with 64 percent of Republicans backing the military action in Gaza, in contrast to a mere 18 percent of Democrats.

However, both Democrats and Republicans have seen a decrease in support since November, when 71 percent of Republicans and 36 percent of Democrats were in favor of Israel’s conflict. Support among independent voters for Israel’s military action in Gaza has also seen a decline from 47 percent to 29 percent over the same period.

Calls for a cease-fire and protection of Palestinian lives have become a regular occurrence across the U.S., while some argue that Israel has the right to defend itself against Hamas, which launched an invasion on Oct. 7, resulting in more than 1,100 casualties and approximately 250 hostages, with an estimated 100 believed to be still alive in custody in Gaza.

Despite the conflict nearing its six-month mark, there seems to be no resolution in sight, even as the death toll of Palestinians exceeds 32,000 and the United Nations warns of a potential famine in northern Gaza. The rising death toll and humanitarian crisis have led to increasing anger among Democrats, particularly with Arab Americans and young voters vowing to cast a protest vote in the upcoming November elections. About 13 percent of Democrats in the Michigan primary, a crucial state in the November elections, chose to vote “uncommitted” rather than for President Biden.

This month, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called for new elections in Israel, accusing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of being overly tolerant of the civilian casualties in Gaza.

The Biden administration is making efforts to deliver more humanitarian aid to Gaza while also adopting a tougher stance on the conflict, abstaining this week from a United Nations Security Council resolution that demanded an immediate cease-fire for the forthcoming two weeks and the release of hostages. Following the vote, Netanyahu called off a delegation to Washington. Biden and key members of his Cabinet are also urging Israel to rethink a significant ground operation in the southern Gaza city of Rafah, where over a million Palestinians are seeking refuge from the conflict.

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