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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"Resistance will never be stopped," highlighted al-Batsh on Wednesday in Tehran at a ceremony held to commemorate martyr Fathi Shaqaqi, the co-founder and Secretary-General of the Islamic Jihad Movement.
Israel stopped short of declaring any formal ceasefire with Hamas and Islamic Jihad, which it, along with Western nations, regards as terrorist organisations, but said any resumption of Palestinian attacks would bring a stronger military response.
GAZA CITY, Palestine: Hamas and allied Islamic Jihad launched their heaviest barrages against Israel since the 2014 Gaza war Tuesday and Israeli aircraft struck back, in a surge of fighting after weeks of unrest.
A Palestinian official in Gaza said Egypt was in touch with Hamas, Islamic Jihad and Israel to stop the fighting deteriorating into a wider conflict.
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.
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.
Palestinian eyewitnesses and journalists said that warplanes hit bases of the Hamas rulers and the armed wing of Islamic Jihad.
Islamic Jihad said its men had attacked Israeli troops who had entered the Gaza Strip through Israel's border fence.
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 gunmen fired into the air and fellow athletes crowded around - thrusting a soccer ball into his hands - as Sarsak was admitted to hospital in Gaza.

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