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Unformatted text preview: 9/1/09 Overview and I ntroduction Groups: • Palestine Groups: o Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) o HAMAS o Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade • Hezbollah • Al-Qaeda • Tamil Tigers (LTTE) • Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) – not Islamic Arab-Israeli Conflict • Many European Jews immigrated into the British mandate of Palestine (Palestine and Transjordan). This snowballed into a war because of the conflicts. The Israelis formed a nation and the Arabs fled. • In the 1960’s war, Israel fought many wars against Egypt, Jordan, and Syria/ • Around the 1970’s, the PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) was formed. I t was first located in Jordan and then moved to Lebanon so it could continue to attack Israel from across the border. • From 1978-1982, Israel invaded Lebanon in order to get PLO of there. • 1983-84, Lebanon was involved in a massive civil war and bordering countries were forced to take sides. About this time is when you see the first suicide attacks on the battlefield.attacks on the battlefield....
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- Fall '06
- Hamas, suicide attacks, Palestinian Islamic Jihad