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Islamic Jihad

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishIslamic JihadIs‧lam‧ic Ji‧had /ɪzˌlæmɪk dʒɪˈhæd, ɪs- $ -ˈhɑːd/  a military organization that is opposed to Israel's control of Palestine and wants to destroy the state of Israel. During the 1980s, Islamic Jihad held several people from Western countries as hostages for a very long time, including Jesse Turner from the US and Terry Waite from the UK.
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