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2008-06-24 21:01:34

JERUSALEM _ Islamic Jihad militants in the Gaza Strip fired three rockets into Israel on Tuesday, breaching a five-day old cease-fire after Israeli troops killed one of the Palestinian group's commanders in the West Bank. Israel responded to the rocket fire by shutting border crossings into Gaza. The incident underscored the fragility of the Gaza truce between Israel and Hamas reached last week with Egyptian mediation, and it demonstrated how continuing Israeli raids against militants in...

2006-07-29 15:48:52

NABLUS, West Bank (Reuters) - An Israeli undercover unit shot dead two Palestinian militants in the West Bank on Saturday, including a top Islamic Jihad commander, Palestinian armed groups said. Palestinian witnesses said undercover soldiers in the West Bank city of Nablus opened fire at several Palestinians, killing two gunmen without engaging in a clash. Initial reports from the witnesses said the militants had returned the soldiers' fire. The army said troops fought a gun battle...

2006-06-16 14:46:38

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - An Israeli air strike on a car in Gaza killed a Palestinian on Friday, medics said, in an attack that came just hours after Hamas militants stepped back from a Palestinian government offer to renew a ceasefire with Israel. An Israeli army spokeswoman said the strike targeted Islamic Jihad militants in the vehicle who were responsible for recent rocket attacks. The group has killed hundreds of Israelis in such strikes and in suicide bombings....

2006-05-26 06:38:31

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A senior Islamic Jihad official died in hospital on Friday, hours after he was wounded in a bombing in south Lebanon, his group and medical sources said.

2006-05-26 03:49:31

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A car bomb wounded a senior Islamic Jihad official and killed his brother in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday, Lebanese security sources and officials of the Palestinian group said. It was not immediately clear who targeted the official Mahmoud Majzoub, known as Abu Hamze, and his brother Nidal -- also an Islamic Jihad member -- but an Israeli military source said he was not aware of any involvement by Israel. Islamic Jihad is the main...

2006-05-26 03:34:37

SIDON, Lebanon (Reuters) - A senior Islamic Jihad official was wounded in a blast in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon on Friday and his brother was killed, Lebanese security sources and officials of the Palestinian group said. It was not immediately clear who targeted the official Mahmoud Majzoub, known as Abu Hamze, and his brother Nidal but an Israeli military source was not aware of any activity or involvement by Israel at this time. The explosion went off when the men, who...

2006-04-17 16:50:04

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former Florida university professor Sami al-Arian has pleaded guilty to aiding the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad and agreed to be deported, U.S. officials said on Monday. Al-Arian and three co-defendants were charged in 2003 with helping the group carry out attacks in Israel. In December, a federal jury in Tampa found al-Arian not guilty on eight charges and failed to reach a verdict on nine others after a six-month trial. Prosecutors,...

2006-04-17 16:02:42

By Robert Green TAMPA, Florida (Reuters) - Former university professor Sami al-Arian has pleaded guilty to aiding the Palestinian group Islamic Jihad and agreed to be deported, according to documents made public on Monday by a U.S. court in Florida. Al-Arian and three co-defendants were arrested in 2003 and charged with helping the group carry out attacks in Israel. In December, a federal jury found al-Arian not guilty on eight charges and failed to reach a verdict on nine others...

2006-03-08 07:43:48

GAZA (Reuters) - Islamic Jihad threatened on Wednesday to target Israeli leaders after a series of Israeli air strikes and raids killed key members of the Palestinian militant group. "Leaders of the enemy should know that they personally are targets," Islamic Jihad said in a statement faxed to the Reuters office in Gaza. The statement said the group had ordered all its cells to launch attacks inside Israel. It was unclear from the statement which Israeli leaders might be targeted....

2006-03-01 07:02:45

By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - Islamic Jihad's most senior commander in the Gaza Strip was killed on Wednesday by an explosion that tore through his car, the Palestinian militant group said, blaming the Israeli army, which denied involvement. In the occupied West Bank, Palestinian gunmen shot dead an Israeli outside a Jewish settlement, the army said. Witnesses to the death of Abu al-Waleed al-Dahdouh, head of Islamic Jihad's armed wing in the Gaza Strip, said his car blew up...


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