The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (Arabic: حركة الجهاد الإسلامي في فلسطين, - Harakat al-Jihād al-Islāmi fi Filastīn) is a Palestinian militant group designated terrorist by the United States, the European Union , the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia and Israel. Arabic (ar الْعَرَبيّة (informally ar عَرَبيْ) in terms of the number of speakers is the largest living member of the Semitic language Palestinian people or Palestinians ( الشعب الفلسطيني, ash-sha`b al-filasTīni; الفلسطينيون, al-filasTīnīyyūn The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The European Union ( EU) is a political and economic union of twenty-seven member states, located primarily in The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. Their goal is the destruction of Israel and its replacement with a Palestinian Islamic state. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. The term Islamic state refers to states that have adopted Islam, specifically the Shari'a or "God's Law" as their ideological foundation for their political institution 
This group defines jihad as acts of war against Israelis. Jihad (جهاد ʤɪhæːd an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims. Casus belli is a Latin language expression meaning the justification for acts of war Palestinian Islamic Jihad also opposes many other Arab governments, whom they see as being insufficiently Islamic and too Western. The araB gene Promoter is a bacterial promoter activated by e L-arabinose binding For the government of parliamentary systems see Executive (government. The PIJ's armed wing, the Al-Quds brigades, has claimed responsibility for numerous militant attacks in Israel, including suicide bombings. The Al-Quds Brigades is the armed wing of the Palestinian Islamist organization Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons Their ability to carry out attacks on Israel has been limited since Israel's construction of the West Bank barrier and the isolation of the Gaza Strip, although they frequently threaten waves of "martyrdom operations. West bank walljpg|thumb|Aerial view looking east from the Israeli side " The group is responsible for the near-daily rocket barrages at Israeli towns that have killed and injured civilians, and cause widespread hardship in communities in Israel's south. . The rockets are primarily launched from Hamas-controlled Gaza, with the support and approval of Hamas.
Islamic Jihad is significantly smaller than Hamas, and lacks the wide social network that Hamas has. Ḥamas (ar حركة حماس acronym ar حركة المقاومة The Palestinian Islamic Jihad was formed in the Gaza Strip during the 1970s by Fathi Shaqaqi and Abd Al Aziz Awda as a branch of the Egyptian Islamic Jihad, an organization currently led by Ayman al-Zawahiri. The Gaza Strip (قطاع غزة, רצועת עזה Retzu'at 'Azza) is a coastal strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Egypt on the south-west This article is about the Decade 1970-1979 For the Year 1970 see 1970. Fathi Shaqaqi, alternatively spelled Fathi Shqaqi or Fathi Shiqaqi, (1951 &ndash 1995 was the Palestinian who founded and led the Palestinian Islamic Jihad Abd Al Aziz Awda, also known as Sheik Odeh (born December 20, 1950 in Jabaliyah, Gaza Strip) has Palestinian citizenship The Egyptian Islamic Jihad ( الجهاد الإسلامي المصري) ( EIJ) formerly called simply Islamic Jihad ( الجهاد The group is also said to receive some funding from Hezbollah. Hezbollah (حزب الله, literally " party of God " is a Shi'a Islamic political and Paramilitary organisation The group has also clashed repeatedly with Hamas following the latter's takeover of the Gaza strip in mid-2007.
The group is based in the Syrian capital, Damascus, and its financial backing is believed to come from there and Iran. Syria ( سوريّة or) officially the Syrian Arab Republic (Arabic ar الجمهورية العربية السورية Damascus ( دمشق,, also commonly known as الشام ash-Shām) is the capital and largest city of Syria. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iran topics. The group operates primarily in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, but has also carried out attacks in Jordan and Lebanon. The West Bank (الضفة الغربية, הגדה המערבית Hagadah Hamaaravit) also referred to in Israel as " Judea and Samaria The Gaza Strip (قطاع غزة, רצועת עזה Retzu'at 'Azza) is a coastal strip of land along the Mediterranean Sea, bordering Egypt on the south-west Jordan, officially the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan (الأردنّ al-Urdunn) is an Arab country in Southwest Asia spanning the southern Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية Its main strongholds in the West Bank are the cities of Hebron and Jenin. The West Bank (الضفة الغربية, הגדה המערבית Hagadah Hamaaravit) also referred to in Israel as " Judea and Samaria Hebron ( al-Ḫalīl or al-Khalīl, Standard Hebrew: Ḥevron Tiberian Hebrew: Ḥeḇrôn is the largest city in the West Bank, located in the south Jenin ( Arabic:; ג'נין a city in the West Bank 's Jenin Governorate, is a major Palestinian agricultural center
Islamic Jihad has much in common with Hamas. They both have an Islamist agenda, they call for the destruction of Israel, they have cooperated in attacks against Israel, they formed as offshoots of Egypt's Islamic Brotherhood, and they receive funds from Iran. 
Fathi Shaqaqi led the organization for two decades. Fathi Shaqaqi, alternatively spelled Fathi Shqaqi or Fathi Shiqaqi, (1951 &ndash 1995 was the Palestinian who founded and led the Palestinian Islamic Jihad He was killed in Malta in October 1995 by an unknown party. Malta, officially the Republic of Malta (Repubblika ta' Malta is a European Microstate, comprising an Archipelago of three islands Some people believe the party to be Israel, while others say other Palestinian groups killed him. The Palestinian Islamic Jihad often attempts to carry out attacks against Israeli targets on the anniversary of his death, although the identity of the assassins was never determined. AssassiNation is the sixth album by Krisiun, released in 2006 on Century Media.
During the Al-Aqsa Intifada, beginning in September 2000, the PIJ committed many suicide bombing attacks against Israelis. This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons Many of the attacks in 2001 and 2002 came from the PIJ in Jenin, headed by Mahmoud Tawallbe, Ali Sefoori and Tabeth Mardawi. Year 2001 ( MMI) was a Common year starting on Monday according to the Gregorian calendar. See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. Jenin ( Arabic:; ג'נין a city in the West Bank 's Jenin Governorate, is a major Palestinian agricultural center Mahmoud Tawalbe was the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in Jenin, one of the main stronghold of the Iranian sponsored Terrorist organization The headquarters of the PIJ in Jenin and the West Bank was seriously damaged during Operation Defensive Shield: Tawallbe was killed by an IDF Caterpillar D9 armored bulldozer while Sefoori and Mardawi were arrested by Israel security forces. Jenin ( Arabic:; ג'נין a city in the West Bank 's Jenin Governorate, is a major Palestinian agricultural center Background March and April 2002 saw a dramatic increase of Suicide bomb attacks against Israelis by Palestinian militant groups such as Hamas, The armored Bulldozer is a basic tool of Combat engineering. These Combat engineering vehicles combine the earth moving capabilities of the bulldozer ----A bulldozer is a crawler ( Caterpillar tracked Tractor) equipped with a substantial metal plate (known as a blade) used to push large quantities Security forces in Israel include a variety of organizations including law enforcement, Military, Paramilitary, governmental
On February 20, 2003, University of South Florida computer engineering professor Dr. Events 1472 - Orkney and Shetland are left by Norway to Scotland, due to a Dowry payment Year 2003 ( MMIII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. The University of South Florida ( USF) known within its system as USF Tampa, is a public research University system located in Tampa, Florida Computer engineering (or Computer Systems Engineering) encompasses broad areas of both Electrical engineering and Computer science. Sami Al-Arian was arrested after being indicted on 50 terrorism related charges. Sami Amin Al-Arian ( Arabic: سامي العريان) (b January 14, 1958 in Kuwait) is a Palestinian immigrant to Terrorism is the systematic use of terror especially as a means of coercion US Attorney General John Ashcroft alleged at a press conference that Dr. John David Ashcroft (born May 9 1942) is an American Politician who was the 79th United States Attorney General. A news conference or press conference is a Media event in which newsmakers invite journalists to hear them speak and most often ask questions Al-Arian is the North American head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. On December 6, 2005, Al-Arian was acquitted on 8 of the 17 charges against him and the jury deadlocked on the rest 10-2. Then on March 2, 2006, Al-Arian entered a guilty plea to a charge of conspiracy to help members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad in nonviolent activities, unrelated to the PIJ. Events 986 - Louis V becomes King of the Franks. 1127 - Assassination of Charles the Good Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Al-Arian was sentenced to 57 months less time (about 38 months) served, and will be deported upon completion of the remainder of the sentence.
Islamic Jihad is alleged to have used teens as suicide bombers. This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons On March 29, 2004, 16-year-old Tamer Khuweir in Rifidia, an Arab suburb of Nablus was apprehended by Israeli security forces as he prepared to carry out a suicide attack. Events 1461 - Wars of the Roses: Battle of Towton - Edward of York defeats Queen Margaret to become King "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Nablus ( sometimes Nābulus; Arabic:; næːblʊs is a Palestinian city in the northern West Bank, approximately north of Jerusalem His older brother claimed he was brainwashed to do it by an Islamic Jihad cleric and demanded the Palestinian Authority investigate the incident and arrest those responsible for it. 
After Shaqaqi's death, Palestinian Islamic Jihad has been led since 1995 by fellow founder Sheikh Abdullah Ramadan Shallah, aka Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah, who was then listed as a "Specially Designated Terrorist" under United States law on November 27, 1995, and subsequently was indicted on RICO charges, and consequently became one of the FBI Most Wanted Terrorists on February 24, 2006. Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah (رمضان عبد الله محمد شلح is a Palestinian academic and one of the founders of Palestinian Islamic Jihad The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Events 1095 - Pope Urban II declares the First Crusade at the Council of Clermont Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (commonly referred to as RICO Act or RICO) is a United States federal law that provides for extended The Federal Bureau of Investigation 's " Most Wanted Terrorists " is a list of Fugitives who have been indicted by sitting Federal Grand Juries Events 303 - Galerius, Roman Emperor, publishes his edict that begins the persecution of Christians in his portion of the Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
The use of a vehicle that resembled a press vehicle evoked a sharp response from many journalists and news organizations.
Middle East director for Human Rights Watch, Sarah Leah Whitsonn responded by saying,
“Using a vehicle with press markings to carry out a military attack is a serious violation of the laws of war, and it also puts journalists at risk. ”
The FPA responded by saying,
"Armored vehicles marked with TV are an invaluable protection for genuine journalists working in hostile environments. The FPA has long campaigned for the continued availability of armored vehicles for its members, despite official opposition in some quarters. The abuse of this recognized protection for the working journalist is a grave development and we condemn those that carried it out. Such an incident will reduce the protection offered by marked vehicles. "
During a press conference, an Islamic Jihad spokesperson Abu Ahmed denied that they had put press markings on the jeep used in the attack and said,
"The Al-Quds Brigades used an armoured jeep resembling military armoured jeeps used by the Zionist intelligence services. "