Poll Reveals 4 out of 5 Palestinians Support Hamas August 05, 2011 A new poll among Palestinians indicates there's overwhelming support for the charter of the terrorist group Hamas -- a dangerous element if the Palestinians gain statehood in September. 80 percent Palestinians support Hamas. The desire to annihilate the Jewish people is one of the main goals of the Hamas organization. "Eighty percent is a very frightening number so it's very disturbing to see these significant numbers," Jennifer Laszlo-Mizrachi, founder and president of The Israel Project. "But that's still not surprising because they have been indoctrinated over generations to hate Israel and Jews," she added. Laszlo-Mizrachi says the "Arab spring" uprisings brought about change in the Middle East, but not necessarily for the good." "The paradigm shift can be dangerous because the Muslim Brotherhood and other extremist terrorists could take over Egypt," she explained. "For example, we saw the very dangerous situation where after Israel withdrew from Gaza that the Hamas took over Gaza."