Palestinian Islamic Jihad

Palestinian militant group founded in 1979. Based primarily in Gaza, responsible for rocket fire on southern Israel. Headed by Ramadan Salah and funded by Iran.

Operations of the Ahfad Al-Nasser balloon unit in the Gaza Strip, June 13, 2020
Egypt demands end to balloon attacks on Israel

Hamas, Islamic Jihad officials may be invited to Cairo

The knife at the scene of were a stabbing attack was attempted in Armon Hanatziv neighborhood in Jer
US court: Iran, Syria, Hamas, IJ can be liable for 'lone-wolf' attackers

The court only decided liability, and could take years to decide actual damages for certain Knife Intifada-era attacks.

Hamas Chief Ismail Haniyeh attends a meeting with members of international media in Gazaa
Hamas, Islamic Jihad to boycott Ramallah meeting to discuss ‘annexation’

Hamas said in a statement that it has not received an official invitation to participate in the meeting.

Iraqi security forces gather in a street, during a curfew imposed to fight the coronavirus
Across Middle East, militants hang up guns to fight coronavirus

Armed groups, many of them unable to test for the virus and lacking medical support, pick up the disinfectant alongside the rifle.

A rocket is fired towards Israel, in the southern Gaza Strip February 24, 2020
Mortar fired from Gaza towards Israel, hours before elections

Two Hamas delegations are currently visiting Moscow and Cairo. Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh is leading the delegation to Moscow. The PIJ leadership is planning on visiting Moscow as well.

01/03/2020
Trails are seen in the sky as Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets in Ashkelon, southern
Life back to "normal" as shaky ceasefire with Islamic Jihad holds

Close to 100 rockets were fired by the Iranian-backed terror group over the course of two days

Trails are seen in the sky as Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets in Ashkelon, southern
Ceasefire with Gaza maintained so far, but for how long?

Despite the relative calm, security officials believe that PIJ operatives will continue to attempt to carry out terror attacks across Israel.

Palestinian Islamic Jihad says its response to Israeli ‘crimes’ has ended

The group pledged to continue its ‘jihad and respond to an aggression [by Israel] on the Palestinians and their land" if Israel pursued its "aggression."

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