The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

The Threat of Rockets from the Gaza Strip – The Situation on the Ground

Issued on 08/07/2014 Type Article
Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and the other terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip have several thousand rockets, whose maximum range enables them to attack central Israel, that is, the Tel Aviv area.
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Three Teenage Youths Abducted from the Gush Etzion Junction in Judea (The situation as of June 15, 2014, 1400 hours)

Issued on 15/06/2014 Type Article
At 2200 hours on Thursday, June 12, 2014, three teenage youths left the Gush Etzion yeshiva where they were students and headed for home; they did not arrive. The Israeli security forces began searching for them on the following morning, Friday, June 13, 2014. The working assumption of the Israeli security forces is that they were abducted when they hitched a ride at the Gush Etzion junction.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 21 – 27, 2014)

Issued on 27/05/2014 Type Article
This past week one rocket hit was identified in the western Negev. Terrorist organizations operating in the Gaza Strip claimed responsibility for mortar shell fire and an IED placed near the security fence in the southern Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria Palestinians continued throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at Israeli vehicles. Three people were shot and killed in Belgium, two of them Israelis, in a shooting attack apparently motivated by anti-Semitism.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (May 8 – 13, 2014)

Issued on 13/05/2014 Type Article
This past week Israel's south was quiet. In Judea and Samaria violent "popular resistance" activities continued. The Israel Security Agency said in an announcement that in April 2014 a terrorist abduction for purposes of bargaining was prevented. Hamas and Fatah began mutual gestures to implement their reconciliation agreement. Tactical steps were taken (permission to distribute each other's newspapers in Judea, Samaria and the Gaza Strip
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (March 19–25, 2014)

Issued on 25/03/2014 Type Article
This past week IDF forces uncovered a tunnel dug for terrorist purposes by Hamas and penetrating into Israeli territory, one of the longest ever uncovered. Three terrorist operatives were killed in the Jenin refugee camp as an Israeli security force attempted to detain them.
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Another Round of Escalation in Southern Israel. During It, the Largest Barrage of Rockets since Operation Pillar of Defense Was Fired by the PIJ

Issued on 17/03/2014 Type Article
Between March 11 and 13, 2014, there was a round of escalation in rocket attacks from the Gaza Strip targeting Israel's south, the most serious since Operation Pillar of Defense (November 2012).
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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.