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'
Human rights and islamic jihad are diametrically opposed to each other.
He contends that another islamic jihad member watched the events from an adjacent house.
Hamas has in the past worked to clamp down on factions firing projectiles, like islamic jihad and others.
Khaled al-Batsh, a senior leader of the islamic jihad Movement of Palestine, thanked Iran for its help.
Sources told Yedioth that islamic jihad's military power is almost equivalent to that of Hamas now.
Fighters from Hamas, islamic jihad, and other groups did not fall back.
The Israelis estimate the total number of islamic jihad fighters in Gaza to be roughly 5,200, while Hamas numbers about 16,000.
"If someone dies - we will renew the rocket shooting on Israel," says islamic jihad.
Those behind the rocket-firing were not only islamic jihad, but members of Fatah, said IDF officials.
Israel routinely bombs Gaza in response to rocket attacks, even when they are fired by the islamic jihad and not the ruling Hamas.