The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

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.

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.

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 15 –21, 2015)

Issued on 21/07/2015 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev in the region of the southern coastal city of Ashqelon. Responsibility was claimed by the ISIS-affiliated jihadi. During July 2015 there has been a decrease in the number of terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem, but their lethality and the daring of the perpetrators increased.

The Gaza Strip One Year after Operation Protective Edge: An Overview

Issued on 16/07/2015 Type Article
This study examines the activities of the terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip during the year since Operation Protective Edge, especially Hamas.

Estimate of the number of Hamas operatives killed in Operation Protective Edge (Part Eleven) *

Issued on 13/07/2015 Type Article
This document is the eleventh in a series of publications of the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC), examining the names of the Palestinians killed in Operation Protective Edge.

Iranian Support for Palestinian Terrorism: Funds Transferred to Gazan Shaheeds' Families by Palestinian Islamic Jihad-Affiliated Al-Ansar Charity Association

Issued on 29/04/2015 Type Article
The Al-Ansar charity association operates in the Gaza Strip and is affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). It was founded during the second intifada (2001) and serves the Iranians as a pipeline for funds to finance terrorism in the Gaza Strip and as a way to increase Iran's influence over the Gazan population.
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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.