Are there major Islamic political organizations besides Hamas?

November 17, 2005 IMEU

After Hamas, the main Islamic organization active in the Occupied Territories is Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ). Unlike Hamas, PIJ is only a military organization, and has a much smaller following. Its stated goal is to liberate historical Palestine from Israeli Zionist control and establish an Islamic state for the Palestinians. PIJ has carried out a number of violent actions against Israel, including suicide bombings.