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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Islamic Jihad is said to have thousands of members in its armed wing's ranks, who wield many weapons including rockets, mortars and guns
All factions were invited to participate in the session, but Hamas and Islamic Jihad officially said they will not attend the meeting.
According to the Palestinian Maan News agency, sources close to Islamic Jihad said that the men - Hussein Ghazi Hussein Nasrallah (25) and Mustafa Sultan (29) - were members of the group's armed wing, Saraya al-Quds, and had been working for its Northern Brigade's engineering unit.
Israeli authorities announced on Sunday that the army had uncovered the bodies of the five men, identified by Islamic Jihad as Alaa Abu Ghorab, Shadi al-Hamri, Bader Musabah, Ahmad al-Sabakhi and Mohammad al-Buhaisi - who were missing since last week, when Israel blew up a tunnel on the Gaza-Israel border, killing 12 Palestinians, Aljazeera reported.
BEIRUT: Hezbollah and Palestine's Islamic Jihad are fighting for the same cause, Hezbollah Secretary General Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah said Wednesday.
Islamic Jihad official Ahmad al-Ouri told Voice of Palestine that it does not make sense that Hamas bans Nakba commemoration or any other national activity.
Israel responded by hitting 29 targets across Gaza that night, including Islamic Jihad and Hamas bases.
Palestinian eyewitnesses and journalists said that warplanes hit bases of the Hamas rulers and the armed wing of Islamic Jihad.
The Israeli military said an Israeli aircraft targeted Islamic Jihad members who had fired a mortar bomb at its forces, and direct hits were confirmed.
Raed Qasim Jundiyah, who headed the Rockets Unit at Al Quds Brigades, the Armed Wing of the Islamic Jihad, was killed in a shootout with Hamas Police forces.
Islamic Jihad - of which Shia Amal was a part - had reiterated demands for the release of 17 Arabs jailed in Kuwait for bombing offences there in 1983.
Islamic Jihad has confirmed that one of its top leaders, Ramez Hareb, head of media for Jihad's armed wing Saraya El Quds, was one of the militants killed in the Shurooq attack.

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