A recent poll released on Tuesday by the Israeli Midgam Institute showed that 58% of Israeli’s back canceling the resident status and its accompanying rights for Arab residents of east Jerusalem.
According to Israeli media, the poll comes after the Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu suggested stripping residency from Jerusalem Arabs this week and announced he may take a tour of the area to consider the move.
Withdrawing the Israeli card from the Palestinians means that they will not be able to move or enter the occupied 1948 lands, which are now under Israeli authority.
Palestinian ID holders, which are those who live in the West Bank or Gaza cannot enter Jerusalem unless by applying for an Israeli permission, which is mostly denied.
The poll also showed that 56% Israelis voted that East Jerusalem moves under Palestinian Authority (PA) control, and 34% opposed.
Only 35% opposed canceling the residency rights extended to Arab residents of Israel’s capital, according to the poll which was conducted for the Knesset Channel.
The results reportedly have “troubled” governmental ministers, as a sign that Netanyahu’s move meant to “divide Jerusalem.”
The poll also found that 74% oppose Israeli seizure of the occupied West Bank and giving the Israeli ID for Palestinians since it might “undermine the Jewish state.”