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Palestinian Islamic Jihad

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The Palestinian Islamic Jihad (Harakat al-Jihad al-Islami al-Filastini) was "founded in 1979-80 by Palestinian students in Egypt, who had split from the Palestinian Muslim Brotherhood in the Gaza Strip. The founders were highly influenced by the Islamic revolution in Iran on the one and hand, and the radicalization and militancy of Egyptian Islamic student organizations, on the other.

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