The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

The Gaza Strip as a regional exporter of terrorism:

Issued on 19/08/2010 Type Article
In June 2010 the Moroccan security forces exposed a global jihad network planning to carry out terrorist attacks against Moroccan figures, including Jews. The network was headed by a Gazan, a former Palestinian Islamic Jihad operative influenced by Al-Qaeda.
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Hamas security forces exerted massive military power to confront the Dugmush clan and operatives of the Army of Islam, a network affiliated with Al-Qaeda.

Issued on 22/09/2008 Type Article
Hamas security forces exerted massive military power to confront the Dugmush clan and operatives of the Army of Islam, a network affiliated with Al-Qaeda.
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As part of the Gaza Strip military buildup, women are trained for combat and for suicide bombing attacks.

Issued on 02/09/2008 Type Article
Hamas and the PIJ allowed media coverage of female combatants during the lull in the fighting. Such public messages are designed to deter Israel from entering the Gaza Strip in the future.
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The Israeli security forces have recently exposed a Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) squad in the Ramallah region which included two Israeli Arabs.

Issued on 31/08/2008 Type Article
The squad was well prepared for an attack on an IDF roadblock north of Ramallah; it also drew up initial plans for assassinations of senior Israeli officials.
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Hamas and the other Palestinian terrorist organizations are taking advantage of the lull in the fighting to promote their military buildup, which includes intensive training, in preparation for the day after

Issued on 20/08/2008 Type Article
Since the lull arrangement first became effective (June 19, 2008), there has been a meaningful decrease in the volume of rocket fire and mortar shelling at Israeli population centers in the western Negev. Likewise, the IDF has halted its counterterrorist activities in the Gaza Strip.
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An attempted mass-killing attack was prevented when a truck carrying explosives blew up near the Erez Crossing

Issued on 23/05/2008 Type Article
During the early morning hours of May 22, a truck which reached the merchandise zone at the Erez Crossing in the northern Gaza Strip blew up. Damage was done to various structures but there were no casualties.
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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.