By Rachel Silver, January 22, 2009
A majority of the British public does not single out Israel as the side responsible for the conflict in Gaza, according to a survey published this week.
Only 18 per cent of those polled put the blame largely on Israel, while 24 per cent laid the blame for the three-week long Operation Cast Lead squarely on Hamas.
Fifty-eight per cent either blamed both sides for the conflict or were unsure of whom to blame.
The poll, carried out by the research organisation YouGov, sampled the views of 2,077 people.