The Global Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 31 – November 6, 2012)

Rocket fire from the Gaza Strip continues. This past week two rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. Three IDF soldiers conducting routine counterterrorism activities near the security fence were wounded. A remark made by Mahmoud Abbas to Israel’s Channel 2 TV implying he had relinquished the so-called “right of return” enraged the Palestinians (especially
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Implications of the death of Hisham Saidani, a top global jihad operative in the Gaza Strip, who died in a targeted killing carried out by the IDF

On the night of October 12-13, as part of the IDF’s counter-terrorism activities, an Israeli Air Force aircraft attacked two motorcyclists in the Jebaliya refugee camp, northern Gaza Strip.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 10-16, 2012)

This past week rocket fire from the Gaza Strip into Israeli territory continued. Seven rocket hits were identified. The Palestinian Authority continues its political activities to promote a vote in the UN General Assembly for non-member status of a Palestinian state.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (October 3-9, 2012)

This past week there was another round of escalation in rocket fire from the Gaza Strip. On October 6 the IDF intercepted and downed a drone which entered Israeli territory from the sea.
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 12-19, 2012)

Rocket fire into Israeli territory continues. Three rocket landings were detected in open areas this past week. There were no casualties and no damage was caused. Terrorist organizations operating in the Middle East, particularly Hezbollah and Hamas, joined the wave of anti-American protests sweeping the Arab and Muslim world over the film Innocence of Muslims
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News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (September 5-11, 2012)

This past week four long-range rockets landed in Israeli territory near the town of Netivot and the city of Beersheba. For the past ten days there have been violent public protests in Judea and Samaria, with hundreds of demonstrators taking to the streets to protest the cost of living.
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The Global Jihad

The global jihad is the name given to the international network of Islamist terrorist organizations sharing Al-Qaeda’s ideology. In fact, all the Muslim fundamentalist terrorist organizations in the world regard themselves as part of Islamic jihad. These groups have many supporters within the Islamic world, who adhere to a compelling religious justification for a military interpretation of the term jihad.

The full name of the global jihad is the “World Islamic Front for Jihad against Jews and Crusaders.” It serves as an umbrella organization for coalitions of terrorist organizations and independent terrorist networks with common ideologies and shared operational ties. 

The global jihad organizations base their activities on Islamist ideology, which regards the religion of Islam as a way of life, determining not only the individual’s way of life but also the character of the regime and society. The Islamic jihad organizations regard Western culture as the complete opposite of Islam. They consider the free world as the enemy of all Muslims. They despise the values of the West, especially democracy, secularism, equality and human rights. The Islamist terrorist organizations advocate all-out war, jihad, against those perceived as their enemies (in various places, Islamist terrorist organizations fight against different enemies), and perpetrate mass killings and massacres, mostly against unarmed random victims.

All the organizations in the global jihad strive to spread Islam and establish Islamic law in all the countries in the world through a jihad against the West and its allies (among them Israel and the pro-Western Arab states). Global jihad organizations advocate a total, uncompromising battle in which the ends justify any and all means. Some of the global jihad networks carry out independent terrorist attacks and others cooperate with each other at various levels.