The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 11 – 17, 2015)

Issued on 17/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of violence and terrorism continued, although with a slight reduction in quantity. Israel outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. The Israeli minister of defense signed an order to confiscate the funds and property of 17 NGOs and institutions belonging to the Northern Branch.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 21 – 27, 2015)

Issued on 27/10/2015 Type Article
The wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism that began about a month and a half ago continued this week and was characterized by a series of lone-terrorist stabbing attacks. On October 24, 2015, John Kerry, the American secretary of state, met separately in Amman, Jordan, with Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the PA, and King Abdallah of Jordan. Kerry announced a series of measures Israel promised to institute to de-escalate the violence on the Temple Mount.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 14 – 20, 2015)

Issued on 20/10/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of terrorism and violence continued, focusing on Beersheba (shooting attack), Jerusalem, Hebron and the Etzion Bloc (stabbing and vehicular attacks). The wave of terrorism has been accompanied by riots in Judea and Samaria and in a number of locations in the northern and central Gaza Strip near the border security fence.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 21 – October 7, 2015)

Issued on 07/10/2015 Type Article
During the past two weeks the wave of popular terrorism (the "popular resistance") increased and worsened, with shooting attacks which exceeded the "popular resistance's" modus operandi. Hamas plays a central role in inciting Palestinians to carry out terrorist attacks with the objective of initiating a "third intifada" in Judea and Samaria (while at the same time maintaining quiet in the Gaza Strip serves its interests). During the past two weeks two rocket hits were identified in the western Negev. An ISIS-affiliated network claimed responsibility. The IDF responded by attacking Hamas targets

PIJ operative Muhammad Allan was detained by an Israeli administrative detention order immediately upon his release from the hospital

Issued on 18/09/2015 Type Article
PIJ operative Muhammad Allan was rearrested by the Israeli Police on September 16, 2015, under an administrative detention order. This was after his discharge from Barzilai Medical Center (in the Israeli city of Ashkelon), where he was hospitalized after a decline in his condition due to his hunger strike, which lasted 65 days.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 2-8, 2015)

Issued on 08/09/2015 Type Article
is past week Palestinians in the Gaza Strip fired two bullets (possibly stray) at houses in the Israeli community of Netiv HaAsara, north of the Gaza Strip. Rioting and terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem continue, part of what the Palestinians call the "popular resistance". The Israeli coordinator for government activities in the territories reported that Hamas operatives had forcibly taken over a warehouse in the Gaza Strip and seized building materials sent by Israel.
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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.