This week marks 50 years since Israel captured the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in the June War, which cost thousands of lives and catapulted the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to center stage in the region. When reflecting on this anniversary, many will rightly focus on how little has changed since 1967. However, recent failures to achieve Palestinian self-determination have profoundly shaped the perspectives of young Palestinians.
Two Arab Barometer polls of the Palestinian public, conducted in 2006 and 2016, show how young Palestinians have lost faith in political institutions. Although the two surveys did not interview the same respondents, comparing the nationally representative samples enables us to track the evolving views of age groups.… Seguir leyendo »