Zawahiri urges more Israel attacks

Al-Qaeda deputy criticises Cairo for not opening border to Palestinians.

    Al-Zawahiri called Mubarak a "criminal traitor"
    In the audio clip, the speaker told Palestinians: "Step up your martyrdom-seeking operations, and increase your missiles and ambushes, as there is no solution but this.
     
    "Salvation of the Muslim nation is through the march of its sons on the path of jihad."
     
    Palestinian focus
     
    The speaker also branded Hosni Mubarak, Egypt's president, a traitor for not opening his borders to Palestinians.
     
    "The brother from Gaza is refused entry [by Egypt], while an Israeli tourist is allowed to enter without a visa," he said.
    Al-Qaeda has vowed attacks on Jews both from within, and outside, Israel.
     

    The audio clip follows recent statements attributed to Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda's leader, placing more emphasis on the Palestinian issue.

     
    L

    ast week, a tape reported to be from bin Laden tape urged Muslims to break the blockade of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip and fight Arab governments that deal with Israel.

    Al-Zawahiri urged Muslims to support fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq group, which he said posed the biggest threat to US-led forces in the country, in the last message attributed to him on April 22.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Assad to Putin: Thank you for 'saving our country'

    Russian and Syrian presidents meet to discuss strategy against 'terrorism' and political settlement options.

    What is behind the covert Israeli-Saudi relations?

    What is behind the covert Israeli-Saudi relations?

    Analysts say that the recent covert ties between Israel and Saudi Arabia are due to a new regional paradigm.

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    Is Saudi Arabia becoming a danger to the region?

    We talk to US Congressman Ro Khanna about power politics and debate Mohammed bin Salman's new strategy for the Kingdom.