JERUSALEM (AFP) - Most Palestinians support attacks on civilians inside Israel, while most Israelis support further military strikes against the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, according to joint polls published on Sunday. The poll carried out by Palestinian researchers found that 54 per cent of Palestinians supported attacks on civilians inside Israel compared to 42pc who opposed them. Israeli researchers meanwhile found that 30pc of Israelis supported reoccupying Gaza and another 38pc supported limited raids to combat rocket fire from the territory which has been ruled by Hamas since June 2007. Twenty-eight per cent of Israelis said their government should use "primarily diplomatic rather than military steps," the poll found. The polls were conducted in early March, more than a month after the end of a massive Israeli offensive on Gaza that killed more than 1,300 Palestinians. The poll found that 66pc of Israelis thought the Gaza offensive was halted too soon, while 15pc said it was stopped too late and another 16pc said it came to an end at the right time. Sixty per cent of Israelis are afraid they or their families "may be harmed by Arabs in their daily life", while 50pc of Palestinians fear for their safety and security, the polls found. The Palestinian survey was conducted by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research (PSR) and included 1,270 people interviewed in 127 locations in Gaza, the Israeli-occupied West Bank and east Jerusalem. It had a margin of error of three per cent. The survey of Israelis was carried out by the Harry S Truman research institute at Hebrew University among 602 Israelis interviewed by phone in Arabic, Hebrew, and Russian. It has a margin of error of 4.5pc.