Palestinian Islamic Jihad Leaders Meet with Russian Officials in Moscow

(Algemeiner) Shiri Moshe - Officials from Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) met on Tuesday with Russian officials in Moscow, drawing concern from Israel. Designated as a terrorist organization by the U.S. and more than 30 other countries, PIJ has called for Israel's replacement with an Islamic Arab state. It regularly frames its mission as a religious struggle against Jews. Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson Emmanuel Nahshon said that Israel was "opposed to any meetings with people or organizations advocating Israel's destruction. This does not serve the cause of peace - on the contrary."

2018-08-08 00:00:00

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