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Osama Bin Laden calls for Jihad against Israel


Source: | 01-15-2009 08:38

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An audiotape said to be a recording of Al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, has called for Muslims to launch a jihad, or holy struggle, on Israel over its offensive in Gaza.

An audiotape said to be a recording of Al Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, has called for Muslims to launch a jihad, or holy struggle, on Israel over its offensive in Gaza.
An audiotape said to be a recording of Al Qaeda leader, 
Osama Bin Laden, has called for Muslims to launch a jihad, 
or holy struggle, on Israel over its offensive in Gaza.

The audiotape was posted on Islamic Web sites. The authenticity of the tape has not been confirmed. In the 22-minute address, the voice condemns Israeli attacks and says Muslims should unite to stop the Israeli aggression in Gaza.

It accuses Arab leaders of avoiding their duty to liberate Palestinians. This is the first recording claiming to be Bin Laden since May.