Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine

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The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine (Arabic: حركة الجهاد الإسلامي في فلسطين, Harakat al-Jihād al-Islāmi fi Filastīn), known in the West simply as Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is a Palestinian Islamist organization. It was formed in 1981.

PIJ was inspired by the Muslim Brotherhood. They reject the Oslo Accords. Their goal is to help create an independent Islamic Palestinian state.[1] It supports the military destruction of Israel and rejects a two-state solution. They have been supported by Syria and Hezbollah.[2][3] Their power began to grow faster in 2014 as support from Iran grew.[4]

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  1. BBC Archived 27 March 2009 at the Wayback Machine Who are Islamic Jihad? 9 June 2003
  2. "THE TERRORIST CONNECTION - IRAN, THE ISLAMIC JIHAD AND HAMAS". fas.org. Archived from the original on 12 December 2017. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  3. "Australian Government Attorneys General's Department - Palestinian Islamic Jihad". 20 August 2006. Archived from the original on 20 August 2006. Retrieved 16 March 2018.
  4. "The Gaza Strip: Who's in charge?". The Economist. 29 March 2014. Archived from the original on 5 July 2014. Retrieved 1 September 2017.