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
Broader Terms:foreign terrorist organization
Related Terms:Abu Ghunaym Squad of the Hizballah Bayt Al-Maqdis