On 23 January 2014, the US Department of State designated Ziyad al-Nakhalah as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224. Ziyad al-Nakhalah is the Deputy Secretary General of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (“PIJ”), which is designated a Foreign Terrorist Organisation by the US. PIJ has carried out numerous large-scale suicide bombings against Israeli civilian and military targets, including the bus bombing in Tel Aviv on 22 December 2013, and has as its stated goal the destruction of Israel. Ziyad al-Nakhalah has publicly taken credit for many of PIJ’s attacks.

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