'Bin Laden' Tape Urges Ongoing Fight With Israel

Recording marks country's 60th anniversary
By Matt Cantor,  Newser User
Posted May 16, 2008 7:05 AM CDT
This image released by al-Qaida's media unit as-Sahab and taken from a militant Web site shows an undated photo of Osama bin Laden as part of an audiotaped speech posted Wednesday, March 19, 2008.    (AP Photo/as-Sahab via AP Television News)
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(Newser) – Just in time for Israel’s 60th anniversary, a speaker claiming to be Osama bin Laden has released a new audio recording calling for Muslims fighting Israel not to “give up a single inch of Palestine,” the BBC reports. The tape, posted on a website frequented by al-Qaeda, couldn’t be verified as authentic. The 9-minute message said that the Palestinian cause was the key factor driving al-Qaeda's war with the West and that it had sparked the 9/11 attacks on the US.