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- This article is about particular organizations known as Islamic Jihad. For the general Islamic idea of jihad as a "holy war," see Jihad.
Several groups in other Arab countries also go by the name Islamic Jihad, notably the Egyptian Islamic Jihad and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad. In the western world, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad is the organization usually meant by the term Islamic Jihad, due to the widespread media coverage of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The name is also occasionally used by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
Islamic Jihad has used teenagers as suicide bombers. On 29 March, 2004, 16-year-old Tamer Havira in Rifidia, an Arab suburb of Nablus was apprehended by Israeli security forces as he prepared to carry out a suicide attack.
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