Islamic Jihad

Jihadi surge means isolation for Hamas

By John R Bradley, July 18, 2014

While there is no let-up in the West's criticism of Israel's military offensive in the Gaza Strip, in the Arab world - notwithstanding anti-Israeli outrage on social media, grumblings from the dinosaur Arab League and sporadic pro-Palestinian street demonstrations - an air of indifference reins.

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Pro-jihad march in Holland

By Toby Axelrod, July 18, 2014

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre has urged Holland to ban the Islamic State (IS) after it emerged that a rally organised by supporters of the jihadi group took place in The Hague earlier this month.

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Jewish-born jihadi sent to prison

By Claire Moses , May 2, 2014

The Jewish-born founder of RevolutionMuslim.com, a radical Islamic website, was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison by a US court last Friday for disseminating threats against Jewish organisations.

Youssef al-Khattab, 42 — born in New Jersey as Joseph Leonard Cohen — pleaded guilty in October last year to inciting terrorism, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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Southern Israel under massive rocket barrage from Gaza

By Daniel Easterman, March 12, 2014

Islamic Jihad has claimed responsibility after more than 100 rockets and mortar rounds were fired at Israel from Gaza earlier today, the largest such attack since 2012.

Most of the rockets fell in open areas away from population centres but one rocket hit a residential district. No casualties on the Israeli side have so far been reported.

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Israeli jets kill Islamic Jihad members in response to mortar fire

By Daniel Easterman, March 11, 2014

The Israeli Air Force has hit targets in the Gaza Strip after mortar rounds were fired at IDF units near the border by terrorists reported to be members of Islamic Jihad.

IDF spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Peter Lerner, originally from the UK, said: "Terrorists must know that there is a price to pay when participating in aggression.

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Terrorists appeal

July 25, 2013

The Lord Chief Justice is to decide whether to quash three Manchester jihadi terrorists’ convictions.

The trio wanted to kill Jews, used anti-Israel films to recruit terrorists and organised support for a Gaza convoy.

Munir Farooqi is appealing against both his conviction and life sentence for preparing acts of terrorism and three counts of soliciting to murder.

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IDF fears jihadists may ‘sweep the region’

By Stephen Pollard, July 4, 2013

The Syrian civil war could spill over far beyond its borders according to senior Israeli military sources, leading to fears that jihadis could “sweep through the region”.

Military analysts also believe that no end is remotely in sight to the conflict and that it could last for 15 years.

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As jihadis flood in, Golan becomes a brand new kind of danger zone

By Anshel Pfeffer, April 11, 2013

Conflicting reports on the status of the Syrian army on the Golan Heights has increased concern over instability on what was for nearly four decades Israel’s quietest frontier.

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Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood official calls for 'holy jihad' against Israel

By Anna Sheinman, October 12, 2012

Supreme Guide of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt Mohammed Badie said on Thursday that Arabs must deal with Israel “through holy Jihad, high sacrifices and all forms of resistance”.

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Rockets and mortar rounds fired from Gaza

By Anshel Pfeffer, October 11, 2012

More than 60 rockets and mortar rounds — the highest number since June — were fired from Gaza towards Israel over the Simchat Torah holiday following an Israeli strike on jihadist terrorists in the Strip.

The Israeli attack was carried out from the air in a joint IDF-Shin Bet operation last Sunday afternoon.

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