Egyptian Islamic Jihad

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Noun1.Egyptian 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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Damascus always went beyond its controversial statements against Arafat to help anti-Arafat groups such as Hamas and Al-Jihad Al-Islami in a bid to threaten Arafat.
Tareen said the arrested suspects belong to the banned armed group Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami, as do those who carried out the attacks.
Along with its Islamist ally, al-Jihad al-Islami, Hamas launched a series of suicide attacks inside Israel, which claimed hundreds of lives, mostly civilians.
See also: 'Usama Hamid, 'An al-Nasiriya wa al-Islam: Min Mangut Jama't al-Jihad al-Islami (On Nasserism and Islam: From the Perspective of Islamic Jihad Group), (in Arabic), p.