The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 21 – 27, 2017)

Issued on 27/06/2017 Type Article
This past week a rocket was fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip; a Salafi jihadist network claimed responsibility. This past week the Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing for tanker trucks carrying diesel fuel for the Gaza Strip power plant and the private sector. Palestinians continue to glorify shaheeds and prisoners who carried out murder.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 7 – 13, 2017)

Issued on 13/06/2017 Type Article
This past week again, no significant terrorist attacks were carried out in Judea and Samaria or from the Gaza Strip. Riots and violent demonstrations continued at various locations along the Gaza-Israel border. The Palestinian Authority recently told Israel it was planning to cut 40% of the funds it gave Israel to pay for the electricity Israel supplies to the Gaza Strip. A Hamas spokesman responded to the proposed cut by calling Israel's decision "dangerous and potentially disastrous.
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Incitement to Terrorism and Hatred: Brainwashing Children with Anti-Israel Hatred and Violence at a Gaza Strip Kindergarten Run by a Charity Association Affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Issued on 09/06/2017 Type Article
On May 24, 2017, the Islamic Dar al-Huda charity association, which is affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), held a well-attended ceremony to mark the end of the school year at its kindergarten in the Zeitoun neighborhood of the Gaza City.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2 – 6, 2017)

Issued on 06/06/2017 Type Article
This past week no significant terrorist attack was carried out in Judea and Samaria or the Gaza Strip. Hamas called on the residents of the Gaza Strip to hold demonstrations near the border with Israel. The Arab media reported that Qatar gave Hamas the names of 12 operatives who were required to leave Doha immediately. This past week a delegation of senior Hamas figures left the Gaza Strip for Egypt
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Iranian Support for Palestinian Terrorism: This year funds were again transferred to families of shaheeds in the Gaza Strip by the Iranian Martyrs Foundation through the PIJ-affiliated al-Ansar charity association

Issued on 28/05/2017 Type Article
On May 21, 2017, the al-Ansar charity association, which operates in the Gaza Strip, and the Palestinian branch of the Iranian Martyrs Foundation announced they would grant financial support to the families of shaheeds killed between the beginning of the second intifada (the "al-Aqsa intifada') and June 31 (sic), 2014 (Operation Protective Edge). The sum mentioned was $2 million, and the distribution of the funds has already begun.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 10 –16, 2017)

Issued on 16/05/2017 Type Article
Popular terrorism continued this past week with a stabbing attack targeting an Israeli policeman in the Old City of Jerusalem. The terrorist, a Jordanian tourist, was shot and killed. Palestinians throughout Judea and Samaria held demonstrations and rioted in solidarity with the hunger-striking Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails and to mark Nakba Day.
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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.