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Thursday, February 12, 2004

POLL: Majority of Americans support Israel's security fence

JPost: An overwhelming majority of Americans back Israel's right to build a security fence to halt terrorism inside Israel, according to a new opinion poll released by the Washington-based Alliance for Research on National Security Issues.

The poll, which was conducted Jan. 23-25 by Ipsos-Public Affairs, found that 68% of respondents agreed, and 22% disagreed, that Israel has the right to build the fence "even if many other countries disagree."

In addition, 57% said Israel has the right to proceed with construction of the fence "even if the international court opposes it," and 51% say the fence is justified even if it encroaches on Palestinian land (sic), compared to 32% who say it is not justified.