Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine

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Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine (IJLP) was a Lebanese Shia group that claimed credit for the January 24, 1987 abduction of three American and one Indian professors – Alann Steen, Jesse Turner, Robert Pohill, Mithal Eshwar Singh – from Beirut University College in West Beirut.[1] [2] They were eventually released.

IJLP is not to be confused with the similarly named Islamic Jihad Movement in Palestine, which is made up of Palestinians active in attacking Israeli military and civilian targets in Israel and the Palestinian territories and based in Damascus.

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  1. ^ New York Times, January 25, 1987, March 19, 1987. A9, September 28, 1988. A9
  2. ^ New York Times, March 19, 1987. A9, September 28, 1988. A9