Monday, September 03, 2007
This morning the children of the city of Sderot were going to school when the Islamic Jihad fired seven rockets to kill them. The reaction of Israel was to declare that from now on was targeting not only the actual people who is firing the rockets, but it is going after those higher up in the organization and in those organizations giving cover to them. Palabras. What is this Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)? It is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, a Sunni, Islamist, religious movement that originated in Egypt. The PIJ is one faction within a loosely organized, highly secretive group of Islamic Jihad movements that span the Middle East. The PIJ was founded in the late 1970s by Fathi Shaqaqi and Sheikh Abd al-Aziz Awda, inspired by the Shi'a Islamic revolution in Iran. The group rejects any political arrangements.