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Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine

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CNN goes inside Islamic Jihad's tunnels in Gaza

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Islamic Jihad offers Egypt-brokered Israel truce as Gaza toll mounts

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Thousands attend Fatah, Hamas and Islamic Jihad rallies ahead of poll

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PM warns of united Hamas and Islamic Jihad front

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GAZA: GAZA CITY: ISLAMIC JIHAD RALLY

The Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine known in the West as simply Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ), is a Palestinian Islamist terrorist organization formed in 1981 whose objective is the destruction of the State of Israel and the establishment of a sovereign, Islamic Palestinian state. PIJ has been labelled a terrorist organisation by the United States, the European Union, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Israel. Iran is a major financial supporter of the PIJ. Following the Israeli and Egyptian squeeze on Hamas in early 2014, PIJ has seen its power steadily increase with the backing of funds from Iran. Its financial backing is believed to also come from Syria. The Islamic Jihad Movement has sent "its gratitude to the brothers in Hezbollah, the Islamic resistance in South Lebanon. Particularly Hassan Nasrallah, for their stance and support, be it financial, military or moral support".