Al-Qaeda Leader Calls for Jihad on US for Embassy Opening in Jerusalem – Reports

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While the US is making final preparations for moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel-Aviv on May 14, Ayman al-Zawahiri reportedly galvanizes his followers against the US, slamming the Palestinian authorities as “sellers of Palestine” and claiming Tel Aviv “a land of Muslims.”

Ayman al-Zawahiri, who has led the Al-Qaeda* terror group since Osama bin Laden’s death in 2011, has reportedly called for jihad against the US in response to its relocation of the US Embassy to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv. A five-minute-long video titled “Tel Aviv is Also a Land of Muslims” has been released on social media accounts of the militant organization ahead of the opening ceremony, according to the news agency AFP. In the video, one of the most wanted men in the world claims, cited by the news agency, that the latest US move has proved that negotiations have failed the Palestinians, dubbing the Palestinian authorities “sellers of Palestine.”

According to a transcript of his speech by SITE monitoring agency, al-Zawahiri stresses that the US president “was clear and explicit, and he revealed the true face of the modern Crusade, where standing down and appeasement does not work with them, but only resistance through the call and jihad.”

The news agency also stated, that al-Zawahiri recalled the the position of his predecessor bin Laden, who named the US “the first enemy of the Muslims, and swore…

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