RAMALLAH, Aug. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Palestinians are not very eager for peace talks with Israel, which resumed last month under a U.S. auspices, results of a public opinion poll showed Monday.
According to the poll, conducted by the Ramallah-based think tank Arab World For Research and Development, only 46 percent of the surveyed youths support returning to the negotiating table while 48 percent reject it.
Palestinian and Israeli negotiators are to hold their second round of talks Wednesday amid tension that followed Israel's plans to build over 1,000 new homes in Jewish settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. The construction will take place within lands Israel has occupied in 1967.
Meanwhile, the poll, carried out on July 27-28, showed that 45 percent of the 1,200-people sample support the two-state solution with a Palestinian state on pre-1967 borderlines while 52 percent oppose it.
The survey was implemented on people between the age of 18 and 30, with a 3 percent margin of error.
The poll also showed that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party is more preferable to Hamas in terms of its way to end the Israeli occupation, with 31 percent supporting Fatah's peaceful method and 20 percent backing Hamas' armed resistance.