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Palestine Islamic Jihad-Shaqaqi Faction

Definition/Scope: Originated among militant Palestinians in the Gaza Strip during the 1970s; a series of loosely affiliated factions rather than a cohesive group. Committed to the creation of an Islamic Palestinian state and the destruction of Israel through holy war. Because of its strong support for Israel, the United States has been identified as an enemy of the PIJ. Also opposes moderate Arab governments that it believes have been tainted by Western secularism.



Used For:

Abu Ghunaym Squad of the Hizballah Bayt Al-Maqdis
Islamic Jihad in Palestine
Palestinian Islamic Jihad
PIJ
PIJ-Shallah Faction
PIJ-Shaqaqi Faction

Acronym:

PIJ-Shaqaqi Faction

Broader Terms:

foreign terrorist organization

Related Terms:

Abu Ghunaym Squad of the Hizballah Bayt Al-Maqdis


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