Islamic Jihad


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Noun1.Islamic Jihad - a Shiite terrorist organization with strong ties to Iran; seeks to create an Iranian fundamentalist Islamic state in Lebanon; car bombs are the signature weapon
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Lebanese Republic, Lebanon - an Asian republic at east end of Mediterranean
2.Islamic Jihad - an Islamic extremist group active since the late 1970s; seeks to overthrow the Egyptian government and replace it with an Islamic state; works in small underground cells; "the original Jihad was responsible for the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981"
act of terrorism, terrorism, terrorist act - the calculated use of violence (or the threat of violence) against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature; this is done through intimidation or coercion or instilling fear
Arab Republic of Egypt, Egypt, United Arab Republic - a republic in northeastern Africa known as the United Arab Republic until 1971; site of an ancient civilization that flourished from 2600 to 30 BC
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Summary: Gaza, Rabi Al Akhir 22, 1432, March 27, 2011 SPA -- Two young Palestinians were killed after they were targeted by an Israeli drone during a raid in the north of the Gaza Strip, Palestinian sources said today Two young Palestinians from Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine&'s Military Wing.
The Islamic Jihad said in a press statement that the Palestinian Preventive Service forces arrested its officials Khalid Jaradat and Tariq Qa'dan in Jenin.
Israel and Palestinianarmed groupshave traded threatsafter two Islamic Jihad fighters were killed in fresh skirmishes along the tense Gaza Strip border.
Al-Arian pleaded guilty in 2006 to conspiracy to aid Palestinian Islamic Jihad and was sentenced to more than four years in prison.
The paper quoted unidentified Hamas sources as saying that the Palestinian resistance group believes that the Islamic Jihad rally was meant to transmit a "strong message" about its strength in Gaza, notably through a show of popularity.
An official source in the Ministry of Interior said in a press release that six persons were arrested last Sunday charged with "issuing releases on behalf of the Islamic Jihad organization".
Islamic Jihad said 10 of its fighters were among those wounded, and said the militants fired mortar shells and rocket propelled grenades at the Israeli troops.
The rocket barrage from Gaza was expected after Israeli undercover forces opened fire on the car carrying Islamic Jihad leader Mohammed Shehadeh, accused of planning suicide bombings that killed dozens of Israelis.
Eight Palestinians, among them a leading Islamic Jihad militant, were killed and 42 wounded in the blast at a house in the Bureij refugee camp south of Gaza City that medics and witnesses blamed on an Israeli air raid.
Islamic Jihad said three of its militants were killed, and hospital officials confirmed that.
While Abbas hopes peace talks will lead to a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, Hamas and Islamic Jihad claim a right to all the land which is now Israel.
Egyptian Islamic Jihad was said to be run by a close associate of Osama bin Laden, who was believed to be his second-in-command.

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