The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

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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War of the Casualties: The PIJ reported that 123 of its operatives were killed in Operation Protective Edge, including several senior commanders. Hamas continues its policy of concealing the number of casualties*

Issued on 14/09/2014 Type Article
On August 29, 2014, three days after the announcement of the ceasefire that ended Operation Protective Edge, the PIJ reported that 123 operatives of the organization were killed in the operation (Al-Quds Brigades website, August 29, 2014).
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 3 – September 9, 2014)

Issued on 09/09/2014 Type Article
The cease-fire achieved at the conclusion of operation Protective Edge is being maintained. The Palestinians are preparing for upcoming negotiations. The focal point of the most recent violent activity has been Jerusalem. This following the trend over the last months of exacerbation of attacks and violence. Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Palestine are running media campaigns to establish the “Myth of Victory” in the war.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 26 - September 2, 2014)

Issued on 02/09/2014 Type Article
On August 26, 2014, after fifty days of fighting, an indefinite ceasefire came into effect. Since then, calm has been maintained in the Gaza Strip. The ceasefire includes the immediate opening of the border crossings and expansion of the fishing zone. Victory rallies were held in the Gaza Strip and throughout Judea and Samaria. At the same time, efforts to rebuild the Gaza Strip began. An international conference on the subject is to take place in Cairo in October.
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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.