any of several Muslim extremist organizations in the Middle East and the war they wage against perceived threats to the Islamic religion
jihad from jahada 'to strive for a better way of life'
Khaled al-Batsh, a senior leader of the islamic jihad Movement of Palestine, thanked Iran for its help.
Hamas has in the past worked to clamp down on factions firing projectiles, like islamic jihad and others.
He contends that another islamic jihad member watched the events from an adjacent house.
Sources told Yedioth that islamic jihad's military power is almost equivalent to that of Hamas now.
Human rights and islamic jihad are diametrically opposed to each other.
Fighters from Hamas, islamic jihad, and other groups did not fall back.
Israel routinely bombs Gaza in response to rocket attacks, even when they are fired by the islamic jihad and not the ruling Hamas.
Those behind the rocket-firing were not only islamic jihad, but members of Fatah, said IDF officials.
Haaretz quoted a Maan news agency report that both Hamas and islamic jihad are committed to the Gaza cease-fire.
My request to speak to that fighter was denied by islamic jihad for “security reasons.”