The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 17 – 24, 2016)

Issued on 24/05/2016 Type Article
This past week a stabbing attack was prevented at the Ras Bidu roadblock north of Jerusalem. There was also a drive-by shooting at a bus near the village of Tekoa (Gush Etzion). The appointment of Avigdor Lieberman to the post of Israeli defense minister drew many public responses throughout the PA and Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 11-17, 2016)

Issued on 17/05/2016 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on pipe bombs that exploded near the village of Hizma (north of Jerusalem), critically wounding an IDF officer. Nakba Day events in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip were held without exceptional incident.
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Spotlight on Iran (April 24 – May 8, 2016)*

Issued on 08/05/2016 Type Article
The deputy chief of staff of the Iranian army said the deployment of regular Iranian army forces to Syria had been authorized by the supreme leader and would continue as long as needed. At least fifteen additional Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) fighters were killed in Syria during the past two weeks. Most of them died fighting in the recent fierce battles south of the Syrian city of Aleppo. During the battles the Syrian rebels took control of the village of Khan Tuman, southwest of the city. Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei appointed Hojjat-ul-Islam Tabataba'I Ashkazari as his personal representative in Syria.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (April 20 – May 3, 2016)

Issued on 03/05/2016 Type Article
This past week there were a number of stabbing attacks in and around Jerusalem. Hamas is trying to reawaken the terrorist campaign, calling for it to become an "armed intifada."
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 16-22, 2016)

Issued on 22/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that begin more than six months ago continues with increasing and decreasing intensity. Prominent this past week were three stabbing attacks. With the deterioration of Hamas-Egypt relations after Egypt accused Hamas of involvement in the assassination of the Egyptian attorney general, Hamas sent a delegation of its senior figures to Cairo.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 9 – 15, 2016)

Issued on 15/03/2016 Type Article
The Palestinian terrorist campaign that began six months ago continues unabated. This past week there were shooting, stabbing and vehicular attacks at various locations throughout Judea and Samaria and inside Israel. This past week the modus operandi of the terrorist attacks worsened.
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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.