The Global Jihad

News of Terrorism and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (June 13-19, 2012)

Terrorist activities escalated in Israel’s south this past week. A terrorist squad which infiltrated into Israeli territory from Egypt killed an Israeli civilian, eight rocket hits were identified in Israeli territory. Hamas celebrated the victory of Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for president of Egyptian.
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Documents captured by the United States army in an Al-Qaeda safe house in Pakistan expose the ambivalent relations between Al-Qaeda and Iran.

Documents captured by the United States army in an Al-Qaeda safe house in Pakistan expose the ambivalent relations between Al-Qaeda and Iran. However, to further its own interests, Iran permits Al-Qaeda to use its territory to transfer operatives, funds and weapons to focal terrorist arenas in the Middle East and beyond.
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A document captured by the United States army at Bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan

A document captured by the United States army at Bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan reveals connections between the Al-Qaeda leadership and the Army of Islam, a Salafi-jihadist organization based in the Gaza Strip
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Profile of Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri, Osama bin Laden’s Heir as Leader of Al-Qaeda

On June 16 Al-Qaeda announced that after a period of consultations, Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri had been appointed as Osama bin Laden’s heir.
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Hamas’ condemnation of killing Osama bin Laden reflects the movement’s deep identification with extremist jihadist Islam and Al-Qaeda’s anti-Western orientation

Hamas’ condemnation of killing Osama bin Laden reflects the movement’s deep identification with extremist jihadist Islam and Al-Qaeda’s anti-Western orientation, although Hamas focuses its campaign on Israel (as well as the Palestinian Authority, despite the reconciliation agreement) and struggles against the global jihad networks threatening it in the Gaza Strip.
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The Abdullah Azzam Brigades, an organization affiliated with Al-Qaeda and the global jihad, is likely responsible for the terrorist attack on a Japanese oil tanker in the Strait of Hormuz.

The organization, which began operating in 2009, has an active network in Lebanon which fired rockets on Israel.
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