The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (December 23 – 29, 2015)

Issued on 29/12/2015 Type Article
This past week the current Palestinian terrorist campaign continued with stabbing and vehicular attacks in Judea, Samaria and the city of Jerusalem (which remains a focal point for stabbing attacks). Notable this past week was the exposure of a large Hamas terrorist network in the region of Abu Dis (near Jerusalem), handled and directed by operatives of Hamas' military-terrorist wing in the Gaza Strip.
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Interim Findings of the Profile of Palestinians Who Were Killed in Confrontations with Israeli Security Forces in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip (October 3 – November 22, 2015)

Issued on 16/12/2015 Type Article
This study follows the first two ITIC analyses of the profiles of Palestinians killed while carrying out terrorist attacks in Judea, Samaria and Israel during the current terrorist campaign. This study profiles Palestinians killed during riots in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 11 – 17, 2015)

Issued on 17/11/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of violence and terrorism continued, although with a slight reduction in quantity. Israel outlawed the Northern Branch of the Islamic Movement in Israel. The Israeli minister of defense signed an order to confiscate the funds and property of 17 NGOs and institutions belonging to the Northern Branch.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 21 – 27, 2015)

Issued on 27/10/2015 Type Article
The wave of Palestinian violence and terrorism that began about a month and a half ago continued this week and was characterized by a series of lone-terrorist stabbing attacks. On October 24, 2015, John Kerry, the American secretary of state, met separately in Amman, Jordan, with Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of the PA, and King Abdallah of Jordan. Kerry announced a series of measures Israel promised to institute to de-escalate the violence on the Temple Mount.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 14 – 20, 2015)

Issued on 20/10/2015 Type Article
This past week the wave of terrorism and violence continued, focusing on Beersheba (shooting attack), Jerusalem, Hebron and the Etzion Bloc (stabbing and vehicular attacks). The wave of terrorism has been accompanied by riots in Judea and Samaria and in a number of locations in the northern and central Gaza Strip near the border security fence.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 21 – October 7, 2015)

Issued on 07/10/2015 Type Article
During the past two weeks the wave of popular terrorism (the "popular resistance") increased and worsened, with shooting attacks which exceeded the "popular resistance's" modus operandi. Hamas plays a central role in inciting Palestinians to carry out terrorist attacks with the objective of initiating a "third intifada" in Judea and Samaria (while at the same time maintaining quiet in the Gaza Strip serves its interests). During the past two weeks two rocket hits were identified in the western Negev. An ISIS-affiliated network claimed responsibility. The IDF responded by attacking Hamas targets
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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.