The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (November 5 – 12, 2013)

Issued on 12/11/2013 Type Article
This past week no rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory. In Judea and Samaria violent events continued, including an attempted stabbing attack, throwing Molotov cocktails and shooting attacks. The fuel shortage in the Gaza Strip continues, creating power outages. The lack of fuel is the result of the damage done to the smuggling tunnels in Rafah by the Egyptian army and of a Hamas-Palestinian Authority financial dispute.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 23 – 29, 2013)

Issued on 29/10/2013 Type Article
This week rocket and mortar shell fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory recommenced. In response Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked terrorist targets in the Gaza Strip. In Judea and Samaria violence continued as part of what is known as the popular resistance, including stones thrown at Israeli vehicles. The release of 26 Palestinian terrorists was implemented on the night of October 29, 2013.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 11 – 16, 2013) *

Issued on 16/09/2013 Type Article
This past week Israel’s south was quiet. Violent incidents continued in Judea and Samaria. Egyptian security forces continued a large-scale operation against terrorist targets in the northern part of the Sinai Peninsula.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 26 – July 2, 2013)

Issued on 02/07/2013 Type Article
This past week Israel's southern border was quiet, after rockets were fired the previous week. John Kerry, the American Secretary of State, ended a week of shuttling between Jerusalem, Ramallah and Amman in an attempt to renew Israel-Palestinian negotiations.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 19 – 25, 2013)

Issued on 25/06/2013 Type Article
This past week five rocket hits were identified in southern Israel, after six weeks of quiet. On June 20, 2013, Rami Hamdallah, the new Palestinian prime minister tendered his resignation, two weeks after he had been sworn in.
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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.