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Poll: Majority of Americans say Israel’s Gaza offensive is justified

CNN poll indicates 57 percent of Americans support Israeli strikes in Gaza, while only a quarter believe IDF's military action is unjustified.

Haaretz

November 19, 2012 | 3:00 pm

Israeli soldiers pray next to their gear near the border with the Gaza Strip on Nov. 19. Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters

Israeli soldiers pray next to their gear near the border with the Gaza Strip on Nov. 19. Photo by Nir Elias/Reuters

A majority of Americans believe Israel's military action in the Gaza Strip is justified, according to a CNN poll released on Monday.

The CNN/ORC International poll indicated that 57 percent of Americans support Israel's offensive against Hamas, while 25 percent of U.S. citizens believe Israel's attacks on Gaza are unjustified.

Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense entered its sixth day on Monday. The IDF attacked more than 1,350 targets in the Gaza Strip since the start of the operation, while more than 1,000 rockets were fired at Israel.

Read more at Haaretz.com.

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