Palestinian Islamic Jihad

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The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) is an Islamist terrorist organization, based in Damascus, Syria and very active in Gaza and beyond.

The radical Islamic extremist organization was established by Palestinian students in Egypt[1] in 1979 prominantly by Fathi Shaqaqi[2] and other former members of the Muslim Brotherhood[3] who were admirers of the Iranian Revolution and the Muslim Brotherhood ideology. The basis for the establishment of Islamic Jihad began with the Islamic Revolution in Iran in the late 1970s and Khomeini's rise to power.[1][4]

Since the death of Shaqaqi[4] it was led by Ramadan Abdullah Mohammad Shallah till 2018.[3]

It concentrates on spectacular attacks against Israeli civilians and military forces, sometimes using women and children as suicide bombers.

Its most deadly attacks include the October 2003 suicide bombing at the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, killing 22 and wounding 60; the June 2002 suicide bombing at Meggido junction, killing 17 and wounding 50; and the March 1996 suicide bombing of the Dizengoff shopping mall in Tel Aviv, killing 13 and injuring 75. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the July 12, 2005 suicide attack on a Netanya shopping mall, killing 5 and wounding 90 and at the Netanya mall on December 5, 2005, killing 5 and wounding 50. The group claimed responsibility (along with the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade) for the April 17, 2006 bombing of the old central bus station in Tel Aviv, killing 11 and wounding 70 and the January 29, 2007 attack on a bakery in Eilat, which killed three.[1]

One of its most notable terrorist attack was committed at the Beit Lid Junction in 1995 which resulted in the death of eight Israeli soldiers. It is funded by the governments of Iran and Syria and has established an alliance with Hamas.[3] Since 1987 it is cooperating with Hezbollah and receives training from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.[5]

Then the jihadi group was under Baha' Abu al-Ata, till he was eliminated in Nov 2019.[6] Then by al-Jabari, eliminated in Aug 2022, which really hit a nerve there, disrupting terror plans, launching a harrage of hundreds of rockets into Israeli cities, triggering Operation Striking Dawn bringing down its major commanders.


It made headlines at an escape of 6 terrorists, five of them members of this Islamic-terror group have escaped prison in Sep/2021.[7][8] The architect of that prison break actually stated that they were very well treated in Israeli prison.[9][10][11]

Like Hamas, its stated goal is the destruction of Israel.[1] The creation of an Islamic state in "Palestine" in its place as well as the belief that Islamic law should be forced on the Arab and Muslim states and then on the rest of the world. It is recognized as an terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia and Israel.[3]

Like Hezbollah and Hamas, it systematically[12] [12] uses its civilian population (Human shields by terrorists). In July 2021, its depo in Gaza at a civilian area, exploded and caused injuries and deaths.[13][14]

PIJ's Samir Zaqout on Islam conquering Europe

Samir Zaqout, the head of the "Palestinian" Islamic Jihad's Political Bureau in Gaza, said in a June 8, 2023 show on Al-Quds Al-Youm TV (Palestinian Islamic Jihad - Gaza) the Muslims will conquer Rome and Europe as Muhammad foretold.[15]

Iran's mercenaries

Noted journalist summed up how the mullahrcracy of Iran uses Hamas & PIJ:[16]

Hamas and PIJ, it seems, want to continue receiving funds and weapons from Iran, but they do not want to be seen by Arabs and Muslims as mercenaries serving Iran's interests in the Middle East.

Hamas and PIJ want the Palestinians and the rest of the Arabs and Muslims to believe that their only goal is to "liberate all of Palestine, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea" -- a euphemism for driving the Jews out of Israel and replacing it with an Islamist state.

That is most likely why both Palestinian terror groups were quick to issue statements denying that their main goal is to defend Iran and serve its interests in the Middle East.

"Take your armies and go with them back to Iran, where you can fight your battles away from the peoples you occupy to achieve your agendas," said Sami Gemayel, head of the Lebanese Kataeb Party. He also criticized the failure of Lebanese leaders to respond to the admission that Hezbollah was created to serve Iran, and not Lebanon: "Are you ready now to face the truth?"

The Iranian commander's [Maj. Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid's] statements coincide with the Biden administration's delusional commitment to the fiction that the US will somehow convince Iran to abandon its plans to acquire nuclear weapons.

While the Biden administration is talking about "diplomacy" as the best way to rein in Iran's nuclear program, the mullahs are preparing for war and advancing their scheme to annihilate Israel and, with the help of their six "armies," occupy still more Arab countries.

As an expert out it when the PIJ launched a barrage of rockets at Usraeki civilians in Aug 2022:[17]

The address to the tension in the Gaza Strip in front of the Islamic Jihad should only be searched in one place: Iran. The hand that shakes the front in the south and north.

Racism

On Aug 10, 2006, Ashraf Hanisha stabbed to death Italian student peace activist mistakenly thinking he is a Jew.[18][19]

Like Hamas and Hezbollah, it is part of Islamic Republic of Iran's triangle proxies.[20]

Using its own civilians

Using its own civilians as human shields to attack Israeli civilians.

As a routine.[12]

More notably: In Jenin, 2002;[21] its leaders to avoid being hit, like Baha' Abu al-Ata;[6] the explosion in Gaza market Jul-2021 exposed them;[22][23] and firing hundreds of rockets on Israeli citizens in Aug 2022 Operation Breaking Dawn from among civilians (after upset one of its senior terrorist planning massacres was eliminated on Aug 1, 2022);[24] and killing Gaza kids in the process.[25]

On Oct 14, 2022, for instance, PIJ terrorists use of ambulance to shoot at IDF was documented.[26][27]

See related: Human shields by terrorists

Recent

Example: In 2022, on March 30, March 31, Apr 1, Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Other Palestinian Groups Threaten Violence During Ramadan – 'The Month Of Jihad And Martyrdom.'[28]

In April 2022, IDF eliminated[29] a PIJ cell:[30]
A will was found in the vehicle of the three terrorists from the Islamic Jihad who were killed tonight by the IDF, in which one of the terrorists wrote that terrorist attacks against Israel should continue.

It was revealed:[29]

The three Palestinian Arab terrorists eliminated in an Israeli counter-terror operation.. were on their way to carry out a terrorist attack in central Israel.. the three Islamic Jihad terrorists killed in the pre-dawn operation.. were about to cross over into pre-1967 Israel to carry out an attack in the center of the country.

In Apr 2022, per Cairo sources: 'Islamic Jihad, backed by Iran, is key to escalation.' [31]

PIJ's Sha's Kamamji from Jenin, photographed himself with Swastika

One of the Jenin "Palestinian" terrorists, an Islamic Jihad member, eliminated on Apr 14, 2022, Sha's Kamamji [كامامجي][32] was photographed in front of a swastika, with the writing in Arabic reading: "The People of the Streets."[33]

April 2022, foiled.
Documentation obtained by the GSS: The Islamic Jihad's terrorist infrastructure in Judea and Samaria detonates a bomb as part of attempts to carry out terrorist attacks.[34]

In recent years, there has been a constant shift in the intentions of all terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, which exploit Palestinians living in Judea and Samaria to promote terrorist activity. This is a systematic and extensive activity that is being driven by organizations, including the Islamic Jihad organization, in order to destabilize the entire region

Aug-2022

On Aug 1 2022, IDF arrested in Jenin, a senior PIJ, the terrorist leader in Judea Samaria.[35] At the action, terrorists shot at the IDF and one "Palestinian" was killed. The PIJ then threatened to attack Israelis. In response, the IDF eliminated a PIJ top commander on Aug 5, 2022,[36] (while the terrorist was using civilians) Jabari was said to be involved in planning significant attacks against Israel, including with the use of anti-tank missiles.

The[37]
strike on Islamic Jihad commander Tayseer al-Jabari, who 'planned numerous deadly attacks against Israel,' represented a 'targeted preventive action to eliminate a concrete threat.'

The military wing of the Islamic Jihad in Judea-Samaria announced a general recruitment for "harm to Israeli targets."[38]

The PIJ launched a barrage of rockets at residents in Israel in the south and in the center. Dozens[39] and dozens, from civilians areas, using them as shields.[40] Most were intercepted by the Iron Done. The IDF then attacked PIJ weapon facilities.[41] op. called 'Opetation Striking Dawn.'[42]

The US strongly backed Israel, that it has the right to defend itself. Israeli ambassador slammed the (not unexpected) UN emissary who expressed "concern" when the Jihadi chief was eliminated. And asked if he is "concerned" too about the killing of Al Qaeda'a Al-Zawahiri.[43]

See expanded: Operation Striking Dawn.

Oct-2023

Islamic Terrorists killed their own people in hospital explosion - then falsely blamed Israel (Oct/23)
Confirmed Islamic Jihad rocket caused Gaza hospital Al Ahli blast Oct 2023
Footage from TV station's cameras at the time of the Gaza al-Ahli hospital explosion definitively showing how a misfired Islamic Jihad rocket is responsible for the incident Oct 17 2023
To Israel, every civilian death is a tragedy. To Hamas, it's a propaganda tool


Oct 7, 2023, an onslaught upon Southern Israel by fascistic "Palestinian" --Hamas / Palestinian Islamic Jihad etc.-- committing atrocities: massacres, beheading of babies, gunning down youths, mass rape while laughing, dismembering bodies, beheading babies, abducting women and children, the elderly, the disabled, parading them towards cheers of thousands of other racist Arabs in Gaza, leadimg to the anti-Terror Swords of Iron.

On Oct 17, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad failed rocket -- intended against Israeli civilians -- hit Gaza hospital al-Ahli,[44][45][46][2][47] causing several of casualties. Naturally guilty Palestinian Hamas terrorist regime, immediately blamed Israel for their "accident," (inflating the numbers too), which triggered protests among the Arab world. The failed jihadists' missile was one of approximately 450 that land within the Gaza Strip. In fact, "radar detected outgoing rocket fire at the same moment the blast at the Gaza hospital occurred," Also, was publicized, an audio recording between Hamas operatives immediately after the rocket fall/fail about the terrorists' strike.[48][49][50][51] their own people.[52][53] And not a rare case. "US analysis showed Israel not responsible for hospital explosion."[54] Even forthright (formerly at HRW) critic of Israeli Military says IDF Not responsible for Gaza hospital explosion: 'It Wasn’t An Airstrike."[55]

Before investigating and checking, Hamas' mouthpiece Al Jazeera (al Jihadzeera) had already inflamed the Arab world by broadcasting Hamas' lie blaming victim-Iarael, and 'protests' broke out -- with much in the Arab world, embarrased by images of Hamas/PIJ Oct 7 atrocities, trying to believe or at least to say they believe the blaming Israel version. As well as increased expressions of hate.

See expanded: Swords of Iron.

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Palestinian Islamic Jihad, ADL.

    ...radical Islamic extremist organization inspired by the Iranian revolution of 1979. It was established by Palestinian students in Egypt who were admirers of the Iranian Revolution and the Muslim Brotherhood. Like Hamas, its expressed goal is the violent destruction of the State of Israel, which Islamic Jihad believes will then bring about the unification of the Arab and Islamic world, “purified of modern Western elements.”...

    Unlike the larger and better-funded Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad does not manage social welfare programs; it concentrates instead on spectacular attacks against Israeli civilians and military forces, sometimes using women and children as suicide bombers. Its most deadly attacks include the October 2003 suicide bombing at the Maxim restaurant in Haifa, killing 22 and wounding 60; the June 2002 suicide bombing at Meggido junction, killing 17 and wounding 50; and the March 1996 suicide bombing of the Dizengoff shopping mall in Tel Aviv, killing 13 and injuring 75. Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the July 12, 2005 suicide attack on a Netanya shopping mall, killing 5 and wounding 90 and at the Netanya mall on December 5, 2005, killing 5 and wounding 50. The group claimed responsibility (along with the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade) for the April 17, 2006 bombing of the old central bus station in Tel Aviv, killing 11 and wounding 70 and the January 29, 2007 attack on a bakery in Eilat, which killed three.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Melissa Koenig, Inside the Islamic Jihad, the group blamed for the attack on a Gaza hospital, NY Post, Oct. 18, 2023.

    The Palestinian Islamic Jihad, a lesser-known terrorist organization working in coordination with Hamas, has been blamed for a deadly attack on a hospital in Gaza City. ... at the Al-Ahli Arab Hospital... Israeli officials .. demonstrated that the blast at the hospital was caused by a misfired rocket launched by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

    The attack marked the deadliest escalation of the war between Israel and Hamas since the terrorist group launched its surprise attack on October 7.

    Here is what we know about the Islamic Jihad and its ties to Hamas:

    The Palestinian Islamic Jihad is the second-largest armed group in Gaza, with around 1,000 active members, according to the U.S, Director of National Intelligence.

    Its goal is to establish an Islamist Palestinian state and destroy the state of Israel, according to Fox News.

    The group was founded in 1979 in the Gaza Strip to fight Israeli occupation and continues to maintain a presence in both Gaza and the West Bank.

    It is now led by Sec. Gen. Ziya al-Nakhalah, whom the United States Department of State classifies as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist.

    How does it relate to Hamas?

    The PIJ and Hamas are considered the two most important members of the joint operations room, which coordinates most military activity among armed groups in the Gaza Strip, according to The New York Times.

    But the PIJ often works independently from Hamas, and is more focused on military confrontations — and has rejected peace talks with the Jewish state.

    Its military wing, the al-Quds Brigades, has been responsible for many of the attacks on Israel over the past few years.

    Israel and the United States consider both organizations to be terrorist groups.

    What role has the PIJ played in the current war? Aside from being blamed for the attack on the Gaza City hospital, al-Nakhalah has taken responsibility for holding captive more than 30 of the hostages Hamas took when it launched its surprise attack on Israel earlier this month.

    In a statement, the al-Quds Brigade spokesman said: “We are part of this battle and our fighters are shoulder to shoulder alongside their brothers in the Al-Qassam Brigades until victory, God willing.”

    What is its relation to Iran? The PIJ, like Hamas, receives support from Iran, Syria, and the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah, Fox reports

    Iran, in particular, has provided rockets and drones to the terrorist organization, which got much of its inspiration from the Iranian revolution — seeing it as a movement to be modeled across the Arab world.

    In that fashion, the PIJ adopted the suicide techniques used by Islamists in Iran in 1979.

    Shaqaqi’s successor, Ramadan Abdallah Shallah, has also held meetings with Iranian officials in Tehran and Damascus.

    Israeli officials now believe Iran is orchestrating the terrorist group’s attacks.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Islamic Jihad, Haaretz, July 18, 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Amir Bohbot, Terrorism, Assassinations, Rockets and Escape from Prison: The Long Account of Israel and Islamic Jihad, Walla, 18/09/2021.

    The terrorist organization, founded by students, built its power in the 1980s with the help of Tehran. Since then, the GSS and the IDF have been trying to thwart its steps and expose its infrastructure. On the other hand, the terrorists of the organization raise their heads again and again. Recently, jihad has intensified in Jenin. If the escaped prisoners arrive in the city, the IDF is expected to have a very difficult battle

    The basis for the establishment of Islamic Jihad began with the Islamic Revolution in Iran in the late 1970s and Khomeini's rise to power. The spirit that fueled the Muslim Brotherhood's military activity in Egypt, culminating in the assassination of President Anwar Sadat in 1981, also inspired the organization, as well as the military activity of political Islam in Sudan, which led to the establishment of a Sharia law-based military regime.

    A small group of students in Egypt formed the small and extremist organization, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) to Shiites, in order to "liberate" (sic) Palestine from Israel and take a violent approach - by way of terrorism.

    This approach helped connect with Iran, which would later lead to a permanent pipeline for the transfer of funds from Tehran to the territories. In 1986-1987, jihadist operatives led murderous attacks that overshadowed Hamas' terrorism, which was initially perceived as more social than religious. The terror perpetrated by the PIJ helped raise funds, but years later led to the expulsion of senior members of the organization from the territories to Lebanon, including Shaqaqi. In November 1994, the strongest signal was given to change the trend in relation to the organization's activists and senior officials, when Hani Abed, one of the organization's leaders in Gaza, was killed in a car bomb blast.
  5. Palestinian Islamic Jihad | UANI
  6. 6.0 6.1 Lilach Shoval, Step by step: this is how the senior jihadist was eliminated, ILH, Nov 12, 2019.

    The decision on the targeted elimination of Baha' Abu al-Ata ("there was no choice"), and the precise hit ("excellent intelligence capability") - The steps that led to the escalation.

    Abu al-Ata was in the IDF's crosshairs for a long time. The Northern Gaza Brigade, which was responsible for most of the recent attacks, including the bombardment of the Gaza Strip about two weeks ago, the shooting during Netanyahu's speech at the political event in Ashdod and the shooting on Memorial Day. The IDF announced this morning that in recent months they tried in every way to stop him from his hostile activities. "We tried in every possible way," they clarified. Abu al-Ata, for his part, made sure to use human shields, including children, in order to prevent his elimination. Last week, it was exceptionally approved to carry out the targeted elimination. With the exception of the assassination of a senior Hamas official in charge of finances, which was carried out last May, there have been no targeted assassinations in recent years. At the initiative of Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and in full coordination with the General Security Service, the operation was approved in an orderly procedure in the cabinet about a week ago, after which the IDF waited for the appropriate opportunity, with the understanding that Abu Elata planned in the coming days to fire rockets into the surrounding area, launch drones and sniper fire. "The Chief of Staff pushed for the implementation of the operation because he felt there was no other choice," emphasized the IDF spokesman. He also added that: "We understand that Baa was an unbridled factor who acted most of the times on his own accord in a way that was contrary to regional interests."

    At 4:00 the long-awaited opportunity arrived.

    Abu al-Ata was in his home, unusually without a human shield except for his wife and the IDF jets set off. "The operation was very surgical," the IDF said after the incident. A precision missile hit the room where the senior jihadist was staying and caused it to collapse. "We didn't collapse the entire house, but the room he was in,"Silberman said of the surgical operation and revealed a touch of the IDF's operational technological capability. "We took advantage of an opportunity to hit him with minimal casualties," he said. Excellent of both bodies. Very close coordination with the Shin Bet and that's what led us to hit the specific room."

    Gaza's agent of chaos. Israel Hayom, November 13, 2019.

    - He was never arrested and surrounded himself with innocents to act as a human shield - Whenever Hamas sought calm, Abu al-Ata tried to create an escalation.

    Bahaa Abu al-Ata has kept Israel's security elite very busy in the past year. The terrorist who emerged from the bottom, from the ranks of the Islamic Jihad, and rose to the military top of the organization, systematically challenged Israel and the appeasement against Hamas...
  7. Initiator of the attack on the Likud branch and one of the murderers of Eliyahu Asheri: the terrorists who escaped from Gilboa Prison, Daniel Siryoti, ILH, Sep 6, 2021.
  8. Initiator of the attack on the Likud branch and one of the murderers of Eliyahu Asheri: the terrorists who escaped from Gilboa Prison, Daniel Siryoti, ILH, Sep 6, 2021
  9. Carmel Dangor @carmeldangor Tweeted (Oct 12, 2021):

    Mahmoud Arda is the architect of the escape from Gilboa Prison. He planned and led the tunnel excavation for no less than 9 months. Arda was the last to get out of the tunnel - and the first to get caught. Here are some excerpts from his police investigations:...

    I have known for 15 years that under the showers, in all the cells the floor is weak, and it is possible to dig a tunnel - but I did nothing, because our situation was good, there were universities, good food, visits and cell phones...
  10. [1], Hamal, Oct 12, 2021. The escape architect from Gilboa Prison: "I have known for 15 years that the floor under the showers is weak - but I did nothing, because our condition was good"
  11. Yoseph Haddad @YosephHaddad Tweeted (Oct 12, 2021):
    When the fugitive terrorist testifies their situation in good prison because they have a university, good food, visits and monlons we should all get a tone. Are VIP guests or terrorists with blood on your hands?! We must now in prison for security prisoners to make an extreme revolution from end to the edge!
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 Ya'alon, Moshe, the Long and Short Way. Yedioth Ahronot, 2008. 36.
    Hamas, PIJ (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) and Fatah - who attack the State of Israel with terrorist attacks and rockets challenge the world order. These organizations also violate the laws of war by targeting civilians and by using their citizens as 'human shields.'
  13. 1 killed, 10 injured in explosion at Gaza City market Tzvi Joffre, JPost, July 22, 2021. ... after a weapons storage belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist movement at the Al-Zawiya market in Gaza City exploded on Thursday morning... The PIJ seemed to take some form of responsibility on Thursday evening, announcing that it would "rise up to its responsibilities" and follow up with all concerned parties concerning the explosion in the market. The terrorist movement expressed its "full solidarity" with those affected by the explosion. The injured were transferred to Shifa Hospital in the coastal enclave. The Palestinian killed in the incident was identified by Palestinian media as Atta Saqallah. "Instead of responding to UN calls for the reconstruction of Gaza, terrorist organizations continue to manufacture weapons and promote the construction of military sites," added Adraee. "These terrorist organizations store their weapons in the heart of residential neighborhoods and among civilians, exposing them directly to danger."
  14. IDF: The largest explosion in the Gaza Strip - an Islamic Jihad weapons depot, News 20. Thirteenth of Av 5781 (22/07/2021) .

    An IDF spokesman in Arabic reveals that the explosion that took place earlier today in the Gaza Strip and caused deaths and injuries was caused by a malfunction in the Islamic Jihad's weapons depot. IDF in Arabic Lt. Col. Avichai Adrei.

    Lt. Col. Avichai Adrai, the IDF's spokesman in Arabic, reveals on his Twitter account that the explosion that took place earlier today in the Gaza Strip and caused deaths and injuries was caused by a malfunction in the Islamic Jihad's weapons depot.

    "The explosion is further proof that the terrorist organizations prefer to continue their murderous activities over the interests of the residents of the Gaza Strip. "Instead of responding to UN calls for Gaza rehabilitation, terrorist organizations continue to manufacture weapons and promote the construction of military sites, storing their weapons in the heart of residential neighborhoods and among civilians, and exposing them directly to danger," Edrei wrote on his Twitter account.
  15. Samir Zaqout, Head Of Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) Political Bureau In Gaza: Islam Will Conquer Europe, As Foretold By .. Muhammad, Memri, June 16, 2023.
    Samir Zaqout, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's Political Bureau in Gaza, said in a June 8, 2023 show on Al-Quds Al-Youm TV (Palestinian Islamic Jihad - Gaza) the Muslims will conquer Rome and Europe as the .. Muhammad foretold in the Hadith." He said that this will happen "at its destined time." [2].
  16. Khaled Abu Toameh, "The Role of Iran's Palestinian Mercenaries," Gatestone Inst., October 28, 2021.

    Hamas and PIJ, it seems, want to continue receiving funds and weapons from Iran, but they do not want to be seen by Arabs and Muslims as mercenaries serving Iran's interests in the Middle East.

    Hamas and PIJ want the Palestinians and the rest of the Arabs and Muslims to believe that their only goal is to "liberate all of Palestine, from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea" -- a euphemism for driving the Jews out of Israel and replacing it with an Islamist state.

    That is most likely why both Palestinian terror groups were quick to issue statements denying that their main goal is to defend Iran and serve its interests in the Middle East.

    "Take your armies and go with them back to Iran, where you can fight your battles away from the peoples you occupy to achieve your agendas," said Sami Gemayel, head of the Lebanese Kataeb Party. He also criticized the failure of Lebanese leaders to respond to the admission that Hezbollah was created to serve Iran, and not Lebanon: "Are you ready now to face the truth?"

    The Iranian commander's [Maj. Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid's] statements coincide with the Biden administration's delusional commitment to the fiction that the US will somehow convince Iran to abandon its plans to acquire nuclear weapons.

    While the Biden administration is talking about "diplomacy" as the best way to rein in Iran's nuclear program, the mullahs are preparing for war and advancing their scheme to annihilate Israel and, with the help of their six "armies," occupy still more Arab countries.
  17. (YNET journalist) Yossi Yehoshua @YehoshuaYosi Tweeted (Aug 5, 2022):
    The address to the tension in the Gaza Strip in front of the Islamic Jihad should only be searched in one place: Iran. The hand that shakes the front in the south and north.
  18. Palestinian who murdered Italian jailed for life, JPost Staff, July 19, 2007.
    An Israeli military court sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment Thursday for the 2006 killing of an Italian tourist near Jerusalem's old city. Angelo Frammartino, from the town of Monte Rotondo near Rome, was fatally stabbed last August in what the military described as an ambush near the Herod's Gate entrance to the walled city. He was 24 when he died. Ashraf Hanaisha was arrested within days of the stabbing and confessed, the military said. He pleaded guilty at the opening of his trial and was convicted of murder.  At the time of Hanaisha's arrest, the army said he had told interrogators he had intended to kill a Jew, and the murder of the Italian tourist was a mistake.
  19. A Palestinian was arrested on suspicion of murdering the Italian volunteer Efrat Weiss, Aug 20, 2006.
    The GSS arrested a Palestinian close to Islamic Jihad on suspicion of murdering Italian peace activist Angelo Permertino in Jerusalem about a week ago. The suspect confessed to the act and even repeated it... Ashraf Hanisha, 24, who is close to the Islamic Jihad organization, confessed to the murder and even repeated it ... Hanisha stabbed the Italian volunteer inadvertently, and in fact intended to harm a Jew.
  20. IRGC General Gholamali Rashid: Hizbullah In Lebanon, Hamas And PIJ In Palestine, PMU In Iraq, And The Houthis In Yemen Are All Armies Ready To Defend The Iranian Regime, Memri, Sep 30, 2021.
  21. Tal Ariel Amir, Written in Blood: The Chilling Operations Diary of the Battle of Jenin Revealed, Maariv news, April 29, 2016.

    It was one of the most heroic and complex battles during Operation Shield in 2002, which aimed to eradicate Palestinian terrorism. One intense hour on April 9 that left behind 13 martyrs, many displays of heroism and stories of warrior brotherhood. A reserve infantry force, operating inside the Jenin refugee camp, went into an ambush in a small, low courtyard, which was named "the bath", thus becoming a stationary target for dozens of terrorists who had fortified themselves on the upper floors of the buildings around them. Under the cover of darkness, dozens of fighters from the Islamic Jihad sniped at them and threw trapped cans at them. But the evil of the reserve fighters was in their hands. Under heavy fire and at the risk of their lives, they worked uncompromisingly to rescue their wounded comrades. It was the sacrifice that led to the loss of the liver experienced by the assisting company from the 7020 battalion.

    Now, exactly 14 years after that bloody battle, which took place on the seventh day of Passover, the diary of Jenin's operations has been revealed for the first time...

    When did you understand that most of your friends to the department are not between life? "A moment before I entered the yard for the third time, which was silent at once, simply silence." The bath was armed with bodies and the mirror was creepy, I felt a dignity when I went to the fatal friends and crossed them.. These fighters are that he saved a whole nation by sacrificing their lives. After their deaths, the attacks decreased and we were here for their right. " What do you remember from your friends to battle? "It's hard to describe what we felt in Jenin, because it's a deep talking experience in us, I see Jenin's sights every day, I prefer to remember my friends as life and not like the laps in the yard in the refugee camp. They fought in a fierce. They are with me all the time." Full of March 2002 was loaded with terrorist attacks, as Israel did not know for many years, and therefore, according to all "black March". About 11 suicide bombings occurred in those days, and that the attack in the Park Hotel in Netanya, where 30 Israelis were murdered to celebrate the Passover order. In the same evening, Prime Minister Ariel Sharon decided, on the exit for the operation of a shield, in order to harm the terrorist infrastructure and stop the wave of attacks. The military operation went out on March 29 and surround all the grounds of Judea and Samaria. IDF forces entered Nablus, Ramallah, Jenin, to Bethlehem, Lakeliya and Talkram, bread from home to Beit House, revealed arms and arrested. In most cities, there were relatively easy fights, but Jenin There was another story.

    The fighters entered the city on April 2. It was the first time when the army was dealing with a civilian environment, which used inhabitants as human shield. The Islamic Jihad members prepared for the battle and the mines throughout the small refugee camp, and bonzed about 15,000 cargo and explosive traps. Inside the houses, snipers hid, and the troublemaking alleys were placed. The conquest of Jenin was imposed on the Reserve Division 5, which one of its supervisors is 7020, known as Nachshon. The division will be buried in Golani 51 Battalion under the command of Ofek Buchris, in the reserve and graying units 13. The continued forces from Shutral, the Engineering and Cherry Unit. "On Friday, two days After the attack at the Park, I received an order 8", from Alfasi (43), which went to the operation and left at home behind him a pregnant woman. "I arrived at the base of the division and saw people in the clothes of holiday and those returned Especially from the farthest eastern trip. No one hesitated, the percentage of stabilization was full. We all was clear that we reached to save one's souls in Israel.

    After two days training, our mission is Nablus. Only then the command was changed to Jenin, the capital of suicide. "In the face of it, there were preceding concerns?" There was a high sense of mission. If there were concerns they were erased. We initially arrived at the Salem checkpoint, on the outskirts of Jenin, and immediately noticed the pastoral environment. Remote could be seen in the Jezreel Valley and the Gilboa, but the planes that are over and tens of hemhms returned me to reality. I thought of the symbolism of a military operation on Passover, which is the holiday of the liberty. On the first day of Jenin Givat Hatanas, but the next day we returned to the Salem checkpoint and entered the nightmares into the refugee camp, located in the city center. Next to the hospital we went down the tools and around was dark.

    The first thing I saw was pharmaceutics glued to the walls of most houses, including pictures of suicide bombers or of Jews who were murdered. It put me in the focus. We immediately entered one of the houses and so looked our activity in the days to come. We moved from a house under a strong fire. Whenever you break the door, purify the floors, and there is no quiet moment. "The entrance to the refugee camp was slow and nervous. The ground was full of sabotage, connected to a hire, and it had to neutralize them one by one. About the soldiers who were treated with improvised explosives. From time to time, bombers' terrorists in an attempt to explode among them. Jenin's operations diary details the frequent reckless encounters." Chase After a blue Subaru near the cemetery, an eight man with vests and weapons. A tank shell shooting at them, ".. was written on April 6 at 11:20. Five minutes later, the Operation Sergeants wrote:" Shooting from a mosque tower toward our forces. Snipers responded. They also identified 20 armed men into a house..."
  22. 1 killed, 10 injured in explosion at Gaza City market Tzvi Joffre, JPost, July 22, 2021.

    ... after a weapons storage belonging to the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist movement at the Al-Zawiya market in Gaza City exploded on Thursday morning... The PIJ seemed to take some form of responsibility on Thursday evening, announcing that it would "rise up to its responsibilities" and follow up with all concerned parties concerning the explosion in the market. The terrorist movement expressed its "full solidarity" with those affected by the explosion.

    The injured were transferred to Shifa Hospital in the coastal enclave. The Palestinian killed in the incident was identified by Palestinian media as Atta Saqallah.

    "Instead of responding to UN calls for the reconstruction of Gaza, terrorist organizations continue to manufacture weapons and promote the construction of military sites," added Adraee. "These terrorist organizations store their weapons in the heart of residential neighborhoods and among civilians, exposing them directly to danger."
  23. IDF: The largest explosion in the Gaza Strip - an Islamic Jihad weapons depot, News 20. Thirteenth of Av 5781 (22/07/2021) .

    An IDF spokesman in Arabic reveals that the explosion that took place earlier today in the Gaza Strip and caused deaths and injuries was caused by a malfunction in the Islamic Jihad's weapons depot. IDF in Arabic Lt. Col. Avichai Adrei.

    Lt. Col. Avichai Adrai, the IDF's spokesman in Arabic, reveals on his Twitter account that the explosion that took place earlier today in the Gaza Strip and caused deaths and injuries was caused by a malfunction in the Islamic Jihad's weapons depot.

    "The explosion is further proof that the terrorist organizations prefer to continue their murderous activities over the interests of the residents of the Gaza Strip. "Instead of responding to UN calls for Gaza rehabilitation, terrorist organizations continue to manufacture weapons and promote the construction of military sites, storing their weapons in the heart of residential neighborhoods and among civilians, and exposing them directly to danger," Edrei wrote on his Twitter account.
  24. AbuAliEnglish @AbuAliEnglishB1n Tweeted:
    Media outlets in Gaza realized that it's probably not a good idea to publish clips of rockets being launched from the heart of civilian areas... They began blurring out the lower part so as to hide the truth. You have both versions of the same clip. Share it with the world!
    ---

    (Aug 6, 2022).

    AbuAliEnglish @AbuAliEnglishB1 Tweeted:
    They did fire rockets at other targets, attached are pictures showing once again rockets being fired from civilian areas at civilian areas. In the #West_Bank, the operatives of PIJ military wing in #Jenin claim that they fired at #IDF targets at precisely 9:00...
    ---

    (Aug 6, 2022)

  25. Lapid's spokesperson stresses it was Palestinian rocket fire that killed Gazan kids, TOI, Aug 6, 2022.

    Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s international spokesperson, Keren Hajioff, releases an English-language video statement stressing that an explosion that killed several Gazans tonight, including children, was caused by a rocket fired by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terror group that misfired and landed inside the Strip. "Tonight, Islamic Jihad terrorists fired a rocket towards Israel which fell short inside Gaza, hitting a Palestinian home in the Jabaliya neighborhood and tragically killing at least four children," she says. “There is video documenting the entire thing. There was no Israeli activity in the Gaza Strip, in that area or at that time.

    "Islamic Jihad is killing Palestinian children in Gaza. One in four rockets fired from Gaza towards Israel – lands inside the Gaza Strip," Hajioff adds. "The world should be outraged at this terrorist group targeting innocent Israelis and killing innocent Gazans. Israel will continue to stand up to this vicious terrorist organization – which threatens Israelis and Palestinians alike."
  26. Idan Yosef, Exchange of fire in Jenin: terrorists shot from behind an ambulance, News1, 10/14/22.

    Palestinian militants took cover near an ambulance of the Red Crescent and fired from there at our forces. [3]

    Palestinian terrorists opened fire and detonated an explosive device at IDF and IDF forces who were operating (Friday, 14.10.22) in Jenin to arrest a Hamas operative suspected of having carried out shooting attacks against the security forces. The forces returned fire. According to reports, two or three Palestinians were killed. The armed men took cover near the Red Crescent ambulance and from there fired at the troops. The troops left the refugee camp in the city under heavy fire, unharmed.

    The Jenin Battalion in the military arm of the Islamic Jihad announced that it was the one that fired at the IDF forces.
  27. [International Human Rights Lawyer] Arsen Ostrovsky @Ostrov_A:
    (Oct 14, 2022)
    1. Palestinian terrorists in #Jenin today, firing at Israelis, while using an ambulance as a shield. This is gross war crime! Where is the outrage by all those who don’t waste breath to condemn Israel & profess to care so much about international law?
    [4]
  28. Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, Other Palestinian Groups Threaten Violence During Ramadan – 'The Month Of Jihad And Martyrdom', Menri, Apr 6, 2022.
  29. 29.0 29.1 Terrorists were about to carry out attack in central Israel, Israel National News, 03.04.22.
    Three terrorists eliminated by Israeli forces Saturday morning in Samaria were on their way to carry out attack in central Israel.

    The three Palestinian Arab terrorists eliminated in an Israeli counter-terror operation over the weekend were on their way to carry out a terrorist attack in central Israel, Channel 12 reported Sunday night.

    According to senior Israeli security officials cited in the report, the three Islamic Jihad terrorists killed in the pre-dawn operation Saturday were about to cross over into pre-1967 Israel to carry out an attack in the center of the country.
  30. A will was found in the vehicle of the three terrorists from the Islamic Jihad who were killed tonight by the IDF, in which one of the terrorists wrote that terrorist attacks against Israel should continue. Accurate GSS alert led to thwarting an attack
    [5]

    Itay Blumental (@ItayBlumental) Apr 2, 2022

  31. Kan News (@kann_news) Tweeted (Apr 10, 2022):
    Sources in Cairo here News: Islamic Jihad, backed by Iran, is key to escalation - Jihad spokesman in Gaza: 'If Israeli "aggression" [sic] continues - all fronts will explode."'
  32. Elior Levy, Yoav Zeitun, Two terrorists were killed in clashes near Jenin; IDF: "Open fire on the forces", Ynet, Apr 14, 2022.

    Six Palestinians killed in 24 hours, and clashes continue: Two terrorists were killed in the village of Dan near Jenin - one of them a member of the military wing of Islamic Jihad and the brother of a terrorist who escaped from Gilboa prison. Following Hamas' call for clashes, Ramallah and Bethlehem declared a general strike and also called for a confrontation with the IDF.

    One of the two killed this morning near Jenin is Sha's Kamamji, a member of the military wing of Islamic Jihad and the brother of Ayham Kamami who was among the terrorists who escaped from Gilboa prison in September. The other dead is Mustafa Abu al-Rub...
  33. AbuAliEnglishBot @AbuAliEnglishB1 Tweeted (Apr 14, 2022):
    Palestinians are reporting that Shas Kamamji tried to escape IDF forces who came to his house to arrest him (two of his brothers, as well as another family member, were arrested this morning). Attached is another picture of Kamamji - photographed in front of a swastika, with the writing in Arabic reading: "The People of the Streets" [6]
  34. Documentation obtained by the GSS: The Islamic Jihad's terrorist infrastructure in Judea and Samaria detonates a bomb as part of attempts to carry out terrorist attacks, Rotter, 25.04.22.

    The GSS thwarted an attempt by the PIJ in the Gaza Strip to establish a terrorist infrastructure in Judea and Samaria in order to carry out attacks against Israeli targets.

    In recent months, the General Security Service has revealed and thwarted an attempt by the Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in the Gaza Strip to establish a terrorist infrastructure in Judea and Samaria in order to carry out attacks in front of Israeli targets.

    As part of the affair, a number of Palestinians from Jenin and the surrounding villages who had been recruited by GAP officials from the Gaza Strip for military activity were arrested by the GSS and the IDF.

    Their GSS investigations show that they were recruited on social media by Ahmad Nabil Ahmad Judeh, a resident of Rafah in the Gaza Strip, a military GAP operative involved in locating and recruiting young people in the field.

    Prominent among the detainees is 'Yasmin Shaaban', 40, a resident of the village of Jalama near Jenin, a mother of four, a PIJ activist who previously served a prison sentence for involvement in planning a suicide bombing in the Gaza Strip.

    The investigation revealed that Shaaban acted as an intermediary between Ahmad Judeh, a resident of the Gaza Strip, and members of the squads in Judea and Samaria and assisted them with money transfers, weapons and ammunition.

    Jasmine's arrest and interrogation were a key factor in deciphering the affair.

    The information that emerged during the investigation led to the identification of the targeting infrastructure in the Gaza Strip.

    The investigation revealed an outline targeting the terrorist infrastructure from the IDF, according to which, among other things, Ahmad Judeh acted on behalf of

    Ghad Shaker Diab Ganam, a resident of Rafah, a senior GAP official in the Gaza Strip.

    The investigation led to the arrest of about 7 conscripts from Judea and Samaria. One of the members of the squads in Judea and Samaria is 'Muhammad Yassin,' a resident of the village of Deir Abu Daif near Jenin.

    The investigation revealed that he recruited a number of other people from his village, who were also arrested.

    Yassin and members of his squad received training materials from the Gaza Strip and manufactured a high-quality rocket-like explosive device with which they planned to carry out an attack on farmers in the area.

    On April 20, 2022, an indictment was filed against the two in the military court in Samaria, alleging serious security offenses.

    In addition, indictments have recently been filed against 4 other cell members.

    This is a thwarting of a terrorist cell that acted with the direct intention of PIJ operatives from the Gaza Strip in favor of promoting quality attacks against Israeli targets.

    In recent years, there has been a constant shift in the intentions of all terrorist organizations in the Gaza Strip, which exploit Palestinians living in Judea and Samaria to promote terrorist activity. This is a systematic and extensive activity that is being driven by organizations, including the Islamic Jihad organization, in order to destabilize the entire region.
  35. Arrest operation in Jenin: The head of the Islamic Jihad was captured in Jenin Ynet, Aug 1, 2022.
  36. Who was Tayseer al-Jabari, the top Islamic Jihad commander killed by Israel?, JPost, Aug 5, 2022.
    Jabari was said to be involved in planning significant attacks against Israel, including with the use of anti-tank missiles.
  37. Who was the Palestinian terror chief killed by Israel?, YNet, Aug 5, 2022.
  38. Kann News @KannNews Tweeted (Aug 5, 2022):
    The military wing of the Islamic Jihad in Judea-Samaria announces a general recruitment for "harm to Israeli targets."
  39. About 70 rockets are launched towards the area of the State of Israel so far, Hamal, Aug 5, 2022. 12:50 pm PT.
  40. Moked HaYediot [The news center]:
    War crimes: Under a human shield, the Islamic Jihad launches rockets at Israel from within the city near residential apartments.
    -- (Aug 5, 2022)
  41. https://www.israelnationalnews.com/flashes/583531
  42. The IDF announces Operation Dawn in Gaza against the targets of the PIJ organization, Rotter News, Aug 5, 2022.
  43. Yoav Zitun, Matan Tzuri, 26 Targets..., YNet, Aug 6, 2022.
  44. Yonah Jeremy Bob, IDF tells world: This is how Islamic Jihad destroyed the Gaza hospital, JPost, October 18, 2023.
  45. C Lax, Gaza Hospital Explosion: The Evidence, Honest Reporting, October 18, 2023.
  46. Paul P. Murphy, Katie Polglase, Benjamin Brown, Gianluca Mezzofiore and Eliza Mackintosh, CNN Investigates: Forensic analysis of images and videos suggests rocket caused Gaza hospital blast, not Israeli airstrike, CNN, October 21, 2023.
  47. Robert Swift, IDF: Clear evidence shows Gazan jihadists behind hospital blast, i24, October 18, 2023
  48. Charlie McCarthy, IDF Releases Audio of Hamas Admitting Hospital Strike, Newsmax, October 18, 2023
  49. IDF: Military intercepted communications indicating Islamic Jihad fired hospital rocket, By AP and TOI Staff, Oct 18, 2023.
    briefing with reporters, IDF spokesperson Rear Adm. Daniel Hagari said radar detected outgoing rocket fire at the same moment the blast at the Gaza hospital occurred on Tuesday, and intercepted communications between terror groups indicating that Islamic Jihad fired the rockets.

    The army determined there were no air force, ground or naval attacks in the area at the time of the blast at the Al-Ahli Baptist Hospital.

    Hagari also shared aerial footage collected by a military drone that showed a blast that he said was inconsistent with Israeli weaponry. He said the explosion occurred in the building’s parking lot.
  50. IDF confirms Islamic Jihad rocket caused Gaza hospital blast, JNS, Oct 18, 2023
  51. Israel Defense Forces shared raw footage, revealing the moment a rocket misfired and exploded the same time the Gaza hospital was hit, Daily Mail, Oct 28, 2023.
  52. Yair Lapid @yairlapid:

    At around 19:00 this evening, a failed rocket launch was shown live on air on Al Jazeera. The rocket was launched and fell in Gaza causing an explosion.

    They don't only kill our children, they also kill their own.

    Oct 17, 2023

  53. Netanyahu: ‘Those who brutally murdered our children also murder their own children’, JNS, Oct 18, 2023
  54. US analysis shows Israel not responsible for hospital explosion - White House, Reuters, David's Course. 18-10-2023
  55. Ben Cohen, ‘It Wasn’t An Airstrike’: Forthright Critic of Israeli Military Says IDF Not Responsible for Gaza Hospital Explosion, Algemeiner, Oct 19, 2023.
    A former Human Rights Watch (HRW) official with a long record of harsh criticism of Israeli military conduct has added his voice to the controversy around the explosion on Tuesday near the Al Ahli Hospital in Gaza City — saying clearly that an Israeli air strike was not responsible.

    “Whatever hit the hospital in Gaza, it wasn’t an airstrike,” Marc Garlasco — a former US Defense Department and UN official who previously served as a senior military expert with Human Rights Watch — stated in a post on X/Twitter.

    “Even the smallest JDAM [Joint Direct Action Munition, a guided air-to-surface weapon] leaves a 3m crater,” Garlasco added, alongside a photograph of the impact crater in the car park adjacent to the hospital that, according to Israeli and US intelligence, was struck by a misfired missile launched against Israel by the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group.

    “Widespread surface damage and total lack of cratering inconsistent with an airstrike,” Garlasco noted.

    During his career at HRW from 2003-2010, Garlasco authored three highly critical reports of Israel’s military, focusing on the use of white phosphorous in Gaza, cluster munitions in Lebanon, and the demolition of Palestinian homes in Rafah, at the southern end of the Gaza Strip. In 2006, Garlasco was directly challenged by Maj. Gen. Meir Klifi of the IDF over his assertion that eight members of a Palestinian family had been killed at a Gaza beach by artillery shells fired by Israeli forces. After meeting with Klifi, Garlasco revised his conclusion, saying that the deaths were more likely caused by unexploded Israeli ordinance.

    Garlasco left HRW under a cloud in 2010, following revelations the previous year that he was an avid collector of Nazi military memorabilia. He subsequently went on to become a civilian protection specialist, serving with the UN’s aid mission in Afghanistan.
"The Mufti.. concocted a new kind of antisemitism that combined traditional Muslim antisemitism, like the anti-Jewish verses you find in the Koran, with the Nazi antisemitism that demonised Jews... His whole ideology was antisemitic and from the very beginning he targeted Jews, not Zionists."
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"It is not Israel's settlement blocks but rather the Palestinian ideological blockade that constitutes the biggest barrier to peaceful arrangements . The Jew-hatred in this region must no longer be played down as a kind of local custom ..."
The only tweet (July 2014) on the Twitter account of the late American Elan Ganeles - murdered by Arab-Islamist "Palestinian" on Feb 27, 2023 hy"d: "I think you're always going to have tension in the Middle East, when there's [are] people who want to kill Jews, and the Jews don't want to be killed, and neither side is willing to compromise."