Al-Qaeda praises Palestinian attacks in Israel, calls for similar attacks in US

Al-Qaeda praised Palestinians carrying out attacks against Israelis Saturday and called for its followers to carry out similar attacks in the United States in the latest issue of the Islamist group’s English-language magazine “Inspire.”

In an article titled “Let us Unite for Palestine” the group says “blessed be the hands of the Mujahid that are defending Palestine and al-Aqsa with knives, cars, rocks and everything they have.”

It then continues to claim that in order to “liberate Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa Mosque”, its followers must strike the West, “particularly America in their own backyard.”

“Supporters of Israel should pay with their blood and their economy the price for their support for Israel’s crimes against Islam and Muslims,” the author writes.

More to follow.