According to a new national survey released by Pew Research, around twice as many Americans say Hamas is responsible for the current violence
as Israel. All in all, 40 percent of people polled said that most responsibility lies with Hamas as opposed to 19 percent with Israel. The question resulted in division amongst Democrats - 29 percent of them said that Hamas is most responsible for the situation, 26 percent said Israel while a further 18 percent said both. A majority of Republicans, 60 percent, said that Hamas
are responsible for the conflict. Just 13 percent said Israel while 10 percent said both.