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Supporters of Palestinians Increase across US.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Overall percentage of US citizens who sympathize with Palestinians more than Israelis has gone up slightly, the Pew Research Center reported.

Overall, although the poll showed that the US still overwhelmingly favors Israel, 54 percent to 19 percent, the number of supporters for Palestine has increased by five percent since 2014, Telesur reported.

The poll also suggests liberal Democrats sympathize more with Palestinians than Israelis, 39 percent to 33 percent, respectively.

The change began in 2014, when Israel launched an assault on the besieged Gaza Strip that killed over 2,100 people, including 551 children.

However, support for Israel and Palestine seems to move in cycles. Before the September 11, 2001 extremist attacks on the US, support for Palestinians was generally higher. After September 11, during the "War on Terror," support has been at its historical lowest.

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Date:May 9, 2016
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