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Palestinian Islamist terror organization

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Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine: Palestinian Islamist terror organization
The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, known in the West as simply Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is a Damascus-based Palestinian Islamist organization formed in 1981. PIJ together with Hamas and six other factions are members of the Alliance of Palestinian Forces, which rejects the Oslo Accords and whose objective is the establishment of a sovereign, Islamic Palestinian state. Neither PIJ nor Hamas are members of PLO.

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Former Palestinian Islamic Jihad leader dies after battle with illness

A former leader of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad militant group Ramadan Shallah has died after battling illness, al-Manar TV reported on Saturday.
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Israel-Gaza ceasefire takes hold after two-day flare-up

A ceasefire brokered by Egypt and the United Nations took hold on the Israel-Gaza border on Tuesday after two days of fighting between Israel and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad group.
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Gaza-Israel hostilities flare through second day with rocket attacks, air strikes

Gaza militants on Monday fired rockets toward Israel, which responded with air strikes, in the second day of an escalation that ebbed but did not come to an end despite the Palestinian militant group..
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Islamic Jihad says it has ended rocket fire after two days of Gaza-Israel hostilities

The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said on Monday it had ended its "military response" to Israel after two days of firing rockets from Gaza at its neighbour, which responded in turn with air..
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Israeli strike in Damascus killed two Islamic Jihad members - group

An Israeli air strike in Damascus overnight killed two members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the militant group said on Monday.
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Israeli jets strike Islamic Jihad targets in Syria and Gaza: Israeli military

Israeli fighter jets launched air strikes on suspected Islamic Jihad positions in Syria, the Israeli military said on Monday, after the militant group and Israel exchanged rockets and air strikes..
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Gaza ceasefire ends two days of fighting; protests in Bolivia reignite

There's a ceasefire in Gaza between Israel and the Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad following deadly violence along the Strip. Also, protests in Bolivia have reignited after Senator Jeanine..
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Tenuous truce in Gaza as Islamic Jihad, Israel differ on terms

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel declared a halt to hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday but a lasting ceasefire appeared tenuous as they differed on terms.
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Islamic Jihad, Israel halt hostilities in Gaza, 34 Palestinians dead

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad and Israel halted hostilities across the Gaza Strip border on Thursday following Egyptian- and U.N.-mediated efforts to end the worst surge in fighting in..
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Cease-fire reached to end Gaza fighting

Accord would halt two days of heavy fighting between Israel and the Iran-linked Islamic Jihad that killed at least 34 Palestinians and paralyzed parts of Israel
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Tenuous calm in Gaza as Islamic Jihad says truce reached with Israel

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce, calming the worst surge in fighting in months.
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Israel says holding fire in Gaza as long as militants do

Israel will follow suit if Palestinian fighters in the Gaza Strip stop cross-border attacks, an Israeli official said on Thursday, denying that Israel had changed open-fire policy as demanded by the..
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Islamic Jihad says truce agreed with Israel, Gaza quiet

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said it was holding fire from the Gaza Strip on Thursday after Israel agreed to an Egyptian-mediated truce, in a possible end to the worst surge in fighting in..
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Islamic Jihad offers Israel truce as Gaza toll hits 26

Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad offered terms on Wednesday for an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire with Israel, saying if these were not met it was prepared to keep up cross-border rocket salvoes..
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Gaza death toll reaches 23 in second day of escalation

Israeli air strikes killed 13 Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 23 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes to..
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Deaths mount in Gaza as Israel hits Iran-linked groups "without mercy"

Officials in the Palestinian enclave say at least 21 people have been killed in the violence since a targeted Israeli strike killed an Islamic Jihad commander and his wife
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Israel kills nine Gazans, say Palestinians, as Islamic Jihad launches rockets

Israeli air strikes killed nine Palestinians in Gaza on Wednesday, medical officials said, raising the Palestinian death toll to 19 over a two-day escalation in violence since Israel launched strikes..
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Israeli airstrike kills Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza home

The Israeli strike killed Bahaa Abu el-Atta and his wife, setting off a furious barrage of dozens of rocket attacks reaching as far as Tel Aviv.
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Airstrikes & rocket fire in Israel, Gaza and Syria

An Israeli airstrike killed an Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza. Another Islamic Jihad commander in Syria was not harmed by an airstrike. The Israeli military says dozens of rockets were fired from Gaza..
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Netanyahu says Israel-Gaza fighting 'could take time'

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said fighting with Palestinian Islamic Jihad militants that erupted after Israel killed their top field commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday could prove..
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Iran-backed militants reply to Israeli strike with barrage of rockets

Israeli officials knew their targeted strike on an Islamic Jihad commander would likely draw a response, but insist "there was no other choice"
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Israel targets Damascus home of Islamic Jihad official, group says

The Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad said Israel targeted the house of one of its officials in the Syrian capital on Tuesday, killing one of his sons.
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Blast hits Gaza home of Islamic Jihad commander, one dead: sources

An explosion ripped through the home of a Palestinian militant commander in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, residents said, and the health ministry said one person was killed and three others wounded in the..
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