Few people in Gaza believe Israel will make any concessions if they do not show their determination to resist.
Seventy percent opposed the idea of a Palestinian state if it entailed significant Israeli concessions.
It was a tactic designed to force Israeli concessions before talks break down.
mid-15c., from Old French concession (14c.) or directly from Latin concessionem (nominative concessio) "an allowing, conceding," noun of action from past participle stem of concedere (see concede). Meaning "right or privilege granted by government" is from 1650s. "Refreshment stand" sense is from 1910.