NAGs Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)

Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ)

Year Formed: 1995
Year Terminated: Still Active

Target States:

Ideational Characteristics:


Eradicating the State of Israel

External Supporters:





Narrative Summary:

NAG Support Dataset Code: 49

UCDP/PRIO Code: 1050


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