Palestinian Islamic Jihad


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Noun1.Palestinian Islamic Jihad - a militant Palestinian terrorist group created in 1979 and committed to the creation of an Islamic state in Palestine and to the destruction of Israel; smaller and more exclusively militant that Hamas
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
Palestine - a former British mandate on the east coast of the Mediterranean; divided between Jordan and Israel in 1948
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Nauert also accused Iran of supporting Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
February 3, 2013 (KHARTOUM) -- The Sudanese president Omer Hassan al-Bashir met at his residence in Khartoum with the leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Ramadan Shalah.
Hezbollah, Hamas, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad are all designated terrorist organizations by the U.
Initial reports said they were members of the Quds Brigades, the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group.
US authorities also suspect the Iranian banks funded terrorist groups Hezbollah, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.
Hamas refrained from taking part in the recent escalation against the Gaza Strip, despite the fact that the other factions considered it to be a response to Israel carrying out the assassination of Secretary-General of the Popular Resistance Committees (PRC) Zuhair Al-Qaisi, along with a commander of the Al-Quds Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) movement.
Khader Adnan, local leader of Palestinian Islamic Jihad, agreed Tuesday to stop the hunger strike he observed for the past 66 days to protest his detention in Israel.
It said Iran backed Palestinian groups Hamas, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command, along with Lebanon's Hizbullah, the Taliban in Afghanistan and Iraqi Shiite Muslim militant groups.
However, in order to justify suicide bombings, leaders of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) and Al Qaeda have formulated their own interpretations of Islam that are based more on military strategy than theology.
Palestinian factions Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) held a joint march in Gaza Friday where they sharply criticized the Fatah-led Palestinian Authority (PA) and its decision to enter into negotiations with the Israelis.
Ramallah, March 3(Petra) Israeli occupation forces arrested Wednesday two leaders of Al-Quds Brigades ,the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) after being injured with the Israeli forces bullets during a large-scale military operation.
Earlier, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) both denied they were party to a ceasefire.

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