The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 27 – October 9, 2016) *

Issued on 09/10/2016 Type Article
The most significant attack was a shooting attack from a car carried out by a Palestinian from Silwan in east Jerusalem. A policeman and a woman were killed, and five people were wounded. The terrorist was shot and killed. There were also two stabbing attacks, one at the Qalandia crossing (north Jerusalem) and the other at the Negohot junction in Mt. Hebron. On October 5, 2016, a rocket hit was identified in the southern Israeli city of Sderot, the fourth since the end of Operation Protective Edge.

Spotlight on Iran* (September 25 – October 9, 2016)

Issued on 09/10/2016 Type Article
Qasem Soleimani, commander of the IRGC's Qods Force, spoke at a ceremony held to mark the first anniversary of the death of Hossein Hamedani, a senior official in the IRGC killed in Syria. He said the Iranians fighting in Syria defended not only Syria but Islam and the Islamic Republic. He added that the main reason for Iran's support of Syria was Syria's support for Iran in the Iran-Iraq War. Chief of staff of the Iranian armed forces said Iran had recently attacked targets in Iraq and Syria using long-range UAVs.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 31 – September 6, 2016)

Issued on 06/09/2016 Type Article
Palestinian popular terrorism continues. This past week stabbing attacks were prevented (in the Old City of Jerusalem and Hebron. This past week there was a series of shooting attacks (carried out by Gazans using light arms and one using a sniper rifle). They targeted IDF forces engaged in routine security activities near the border security fence in the northern Gaza Strip.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 24 – 30, 2016)

Issued on 30/08/2016 Type Article
The main terrorist event last week was a stabbing attack carried out during the pursuit of a Palestinian who threw stones at an IDF vehicle near the village of Yitzhar (south of Nablus). The local elections in Judea and Samaria are supposed to be held on October 8, 2016.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 3-9, 2016)

Issued on 09/08/2016 Type Article
This past week Palestinians continued throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli security forces and Israeli vehicles on the roads in Judea and Samaria. They also shot at an Israeli vehicle near Pisgat Ze'ev in north Jerusalem. The Israeli security forces recently detained two Palestinians working for international aid organizations in the Gaza Strip who had transferred funds to Hamas and its military-terrorist wing.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 27 – August 2, 2016)

Issued on 02/08/2016 Type Article
This past week terrorist events focused on an attempted stabbing attack of IDF soldiers by a Palestinian at a roadblock at the entrance to Nablus. Muhammad al-Faqih, who murdered Michael Mark, was killed by Israeli security forces.
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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.