Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine is a Damascus-based Palestinian Islamist group that was founded in 1981. It is a member of the Alliance of Palestinian Forces, which also includes Hamas and six other factions. Its objective is to establish an independent Islamic Palestinian state and conduct military campaign against Israel. It is recognised as a terrorist organisation by the US and other countries. Recently, its armed commander for north Gaza – Hussam Abu Harbeed – was killed by Israel during an air strike.

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