The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 10 – 16, 2014)

Issued on 16/12/2014 Type Article
Israel's south remains quiet. This past week in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem riots and terrorism continued. Hamas held a rally in the Gaza Strip, one of the events marking the anniversary of the organization's founding. In the international arena the PA continues its efforts to promote a unilateral UN Security Council resolution for a timetable to establish a Palestinian state with the 1967 borders.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Seven *

Issued on 01/12/2014 Type Article
This document is the seventh in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge. The project’s goal is to determine which of the fatalities are terrorist operatives and which are non-involved citizens, and to examine the ratio between them.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 19 – 25, 2014)

Issued on 25/11/2014 Type Article
This past week Israel's south remained quiet, with two exceptions. In Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem the violence continues, partially to show solidarity with Al-Aqsa mosque. In recent weeks the Israel Security Agency exposed a Hamas terrorist squad whose members had served prison sentences in Israeli in the past. They planned to assassinate Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and had already begun gathering operational intelligence and preparing weapons.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 29 – November 4, 2014)

Issued on 04/11/2014 Type Article
In the south of Israel a rocket hit was identified in an open area in the western Negev in response closed the crossings to the Gaza Strip. On November 4, 2014 the crossings were reopened. In Jerusalem on October 28, 2014, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist operative tried to assassinate Yehuda Glick, a right-wing Israeli activist who promotes the right of Jews to visit the Temple Mount. Glick was critically wounded.
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Examination of the names of Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge - Part Six*

Issued on 07/10/2014 Type Article
This document is the sixth in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), as part of a project examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge. The project’s goal is to determine which of the fatalities are terrorist operatives and which are non-involved civilians, and to examine the ratio between them.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 10 – September 16, 2014)

Issued on 16/09/2014 Type Article
The cease-fire achieved at the conclusion of operation Protective Edge is being maintained. A Fact-Finding Assessment is looking into exceptional incidents by the IDF during the recent fighting. Jerusalem continues to be the focal point of violent attacks. The operation to rehabilitate the Gaza Strip is under way, albeit slowly, partly due to the rivalry between Fatah and Hamas. Hamas finally admits that they launched rockets close to schools and hospitals.
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Information on The Palestinian Islamic Jihad
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is the second largest and most important terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip. It was established in the Gaza Strip in the 1970s by students studying in Egypt, members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and headed by Dr. Fathi Shqaqi. Inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has a radical fundamentalist Sunni Muslim ideology, and seeks for the immediate "liberation" of Palestine through jihad (holy war) and the establishment of a Muslim Palestinian state. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad rejects any arrangement or agreement with Israel.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad views terrorism as the only way to advance its goals. It is exclusively a terrorist organization and does to invest its resources in social or welfare activities for the Palestinian population.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad has a military-terrorist wing called the Jerusalem Brigades which carries out terrorist attacks against Israel, including suicide bombing attacks. Today the Palestinian Islamic Jihad focuses primarily on rocket attacks, among them attacks with long-range rockets and mortar shells launched from the Gaza Strip.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad has been designated as a terrorist organization by the United States.
The Palestinian Islamic Jihad's leadership is permanently located in Syria. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is pro-Iranian and receives extensive support from Tehran.