The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (August 2 – 8, 2017)

The Temple Mount crisis has waned but popular terrorism continues: The Israel Security Agency reported the recent exposure of the transfer of funds by courier from Hamas in Turkey to the Gaza Strip and from there to Hebron. This past week King Abdallah of Jordan paid an official visit to the Muqata'a in Ramallah.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (July 5 – 11, 2017)

This past week terrorist events focused on the combined vehicular-stabbing attack at the entrance to the village of Teqo’a (southeast of Bethlehem). The terrorist was shot and killed. An IDF soldier was wounded. On July 7, 2017, operatives of ISIS’s Sinai Province carried out a large-scale attack on an Egyptian security forces’ checkpoint in the
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 21 – 27, 2017)

This past week a rocket was fired into Israeli territory from the Gaza Strip; a Salafi jihadist network claimed responsibility. This past week the Egyptian authorities opened the Rafah crossing for tanker trucks carrying diesel fuel for the Gaza Strip power plant and the private sector. Palestinians continue to glorify shaheeds and prisoners who carried
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 7 – 13, 2017)

This past week again, no significant terrorist attacks were carried out in Judea and Samaria or from the Gaza Strip. Riots and violent demonstrations continued at various locations along the Gaza-Israel border. The Palestinian Authority recently told Israel it was planning to cut 40% of the funds it gave Israel to pay for the electricity
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Incitement to Terrorism and Hatred: Brainwashing Children with Anti-Israel Hatred and Violence at a Gaza Strip Kindergarten Run by a Charity Association Affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad

On May 24, 2017, the Islamic Dar al-Huda charity association, which is affiliated with the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), held a well-attended ceremony to mark the end of the school year at its kindergarten in the Zeitoun neighborhood of the Gaza City.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 2 – 6, 2017)

This past week no significant terrorist attack was carried out in Judea and Samaria or the Gaza Strip. Hamas called on the residents of the Gaza Strip to hold demonstrations near the border with Israel. The Arab media reported that Qatar gave Hamas the names of 12 operatives who were required to leave Doha immediately.
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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 late 1970s by students studying in Egypt, members of the Muslim Brotherhood, and headed by Dr. Fathi Shqaqi, a physician from Rafah, and Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Awda, a preacher from the Jebaliya refugee camp in the Gaza Strip.

Inspired by the Islamic Revolution in Iran, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has a radical fundamentalist Sunni Muslim ideology. It seeks the immediate “liberation” of Palestine through jihad (holy war) and the establishment of a Muslim Palestinian state. Fathi Shqaqi was eliminated in Malta in 1995, and was succeeded by Dr. Ramadan Shalah, who is also one of the organization’s founding members.

The Palestinian Islamic Jihad rejects any arrangement or agreement with Israel. According to its ideology, jihad is an obligation that should be implemented immediately rather than be postponed until after the establishment of an Islamic state. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad has a military arm, Quds Brigades, equipped with various weapons, which fires rockets from the Gaza Strip and instigates carrying out terrorist attacks in Judea and Samaria. During the Second Intifada, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad “specialized” in carrying out suicide bombing attacks in Israeli territory.

Of all Palestinian terrorist organizations, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is the closest to Iran and more than any other organization, it receives extensive support from Iran.

Like other terrorist organizations, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has been designated as a terrorist organization by Israel and the United States.