Islamic Jihad militants ride a vehicle as they follow an ambulance carrying the body of their comrade in Gaza City in this February 28, 2011 file photo. The rivalry between the Palestinian militant ... more 
Islamic Jihad militants ride a vehicle as they follow an ambulance carrying the body of their comrade in Gaza City in this February 28, 2011 file photo. The rivalry between the Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad to monopolise the memory of a Palestinian killed by Israeli special forces in a shootout last month, mirrors a much broader competition between the two groups, both of which are deemed terrorist organisations in the West, to attract supporters and kudos in the Palestinian territories. Hamas, with robust political and military wings, rules the Gaza Strip and is clearly the senior Islamist party. Islamic Jihad has no ambition to govern, but it is quietly putting on muscle and has become the go-to group for both Iran and Syria. To match Feature PALESTINIANS-ISLAMICJIHAD/ REUTERS/Ismail Zaydah/Files (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST) less 
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