CBNNews.com - JERUSALEM, Israel - Results of a Tel Aviv University survey revealed that 94 percent of Israelis strongly support Operation Cast Lead, while 92 percent believe it will benefit the nation's security.
Ninety-two percent believe Israeli air strikes on the Hamas infrastructure in the Gaza Strip are justified, though civilians have been killed despite the IDF's best efforts to minimize the civilian toll.
The vast majority of Israelis also said the ground operation was necessary, while 90 percent said the operation should continue until all the military goals are reached.
A smaller number, 70 percent, believe the operation will achieve all its objectives, while 93 percent fully support the IDF's abilities.
Eighty percent are against a cease-fire agreement that doesn't include the release of captured IDF Corporal Gilad Shalit.
Respondents expressed stronger confidence in the nation's military leaders than its political leaders.
Eight-five percent of those polled support IDF Chief of General Staff Lt.-General Gabi Ashkenazi, while less than half of those polled -- 44 percent -- expressed confidence in outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.
Source: The Jerusalem Post