The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 26 – September 1, 2015)

Issued on 01/09/2015 Type Article
This past week another rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. An ISIS-affiliated network that claimed responsibility for previous rocket attacks claimed this one as well. in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem popular terrorism continues, with Palestinians carrying out stabbing and vehicular attacks, and throwing stones and Molotov cocktails.
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The "Popular Resistance" (i.e. Popular Terrorism) in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem Has Become More Organized in the Past Year

Issued on 01/09/2015 Type Article
Throwing stones, rocks and Molotov cocktails has been the main modus operandi of the "popular resistance" (i.e., popular terrorism). The "popular resistance" has been the main anti-Israel strategy of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah during the past six years.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 19 – 25, 2015)

Issued on 25/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the four rockets launched into Israeli territory from the Syrian-controlled central Golan Heights. The IDF Spokesman reported that a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) squad fired the rockets. This past week popular terrorism continued in Judea and Samaria, manifested mainly by Molotov cocktails and stones thrown at Israeli security forces and civilians.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 12-18, 2015)

Issued on 18/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on three stabbing attacks against Israeli security forces at roadblocks. Sporadic rocket fire continues from the Gaza Strip. The administrative detainee Muhammad Allaan, a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) operative, lost consciousness after a hunger strike of 59 days.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 5-11, 2015)

Issued on 11/08/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the vehicular attack near Shilo (north of Jerusalem) and the stabbing attack at a gas station on the main road between Modi'in and Jerusalem (near Beit Horon). This week as well rockets were fired at Israel from the Gaza Strip. Most of them fell inside the Strip. In response the Israel Air Force attacked a Hamas target in the central Gaza Strip. The hunger strike of administrative detainee Muhammad Allan continues.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 22 –28, 2015)

Issued on 28/07/2015 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on the violent clashes between Palestinians and Israeli security forces on the Temple Mount. Palestinians, some of them masked, prepared in advance for the clashes by stockpiling cinderblocks, rocks, stones, wooden boards, Molotov cocktails and fireworks. This past week three Palestinians were killed in various events during which Israeli security forces met with violent resistance while detaining wanted terrorists.
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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.