IDF soldiers on Gaza border
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43% of Israelis support launching a military operation in Gaza to bring long-term calm to the residents in southern Israel, a Kan News poll conducted by the Kantar Institute found.

According to the data, 34% of the public opposes a military operation against terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip.

42% of those asked said that the previous government functioned better against terrorism from Gaza, while 23% are satisfied with how the current government functions.

The respondents were also asked to rate the government's overall performance in matters of defense.

71% answered that the government was not functioning well, only 23% answered that it was performing well, and the rest said they did not know. Among those who voted for parties in the coalition, 56% believe that the government is not handling security issues adequately.