The Palestine Islamic Jihad

(Moshe Dayan Center - Tel Aviv University) Meir Litvak - The Palestine Islamic Jihad is the most radical terrorist organization operating in the Palestinian arena. Its founders rejected the approach of the Muslim Brethren, who maintained that the Muslim world should deal with Israel only after curing its own spiritual and religious ills by returning the masses to Islam. By contrast, Islamic Jihad argues that Israel, by its very existence, was a source of moral and spiritual corruption that prevented Muslims from remedying the malaise of their society.

2002-12-03 00:00:00

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