The Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Hamas spokesmen (mostly unofficial) praise the popular Tunisian intifada (uprising) and expect a domino effect to lead to the downfall of Mahmoud Abbas and other pro-Western “dictatorial regimes.”

Hamas spokesmen (mostly unofficial) praise the popular Tunisian intifada (uprising) and expect a domino effect to lead to the downfall of Mahmoud Abbas and other pro-Western “dictatorial regimes.” However, Hamas has not mentioned Egypt and Jordan by name in order not to worsen its already troubled relations with them.
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This year Hamas’ summer camps in the Gaza Strip again combined political Islamic indoctrination and paramilitary training with social activities.

Conspicuous were manifestations of solidarity with Turkey over the Mavi Marmara. UNRWA summer camps, considered competition by Hamas, were again attacked by Islamist extremists.
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The Gaza Strip as a regional exporter of terrorism:

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.

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.

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.

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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