One of Usama bin Laden’s sons urged Muslims to attack Jewish and Western interests and suggested creating a mega-army to attack Jerusalem, in a video released Monday.
In the video, which was created between January and February 2016 and distributed by Al Qaeda supporters, Hamza bin Laden praises the escalating violence by Palestinians against Israelis and calls on Muslims to continue “killing the Jews and attacking their interests everywhere," according to the Middle East Media Research Institute's Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor.
Bin Laden adds that those who support Jews, such as the U.S. and Europe, "must pay the bill in their blood.” He also suggests launching a massive Syrian-based army in order to "defend" Jerusalem from the Jewish people, as he put it.
"We must remember that the road to liberating Palestine today is much closer than the one that existed before the blessed Syrian revolution,” Bin Laden says. “Thus, the Muslim Ummah must focus its attention on the jihad in Syria.”
Bin Laden ordered Muslim men to defend their female counterparts from Jews, who he claims were murdering women in cold blood. He also said Muslims should wage jihad for control of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, a contested holy site in Jerusalem that was historically used by Jews and Muslims.
The video includes archival footage of Usama bin Laden and Al Qaeda leader Sheikh Ibrahim Al-Rubaish, who was killed last year.
Usama Bin Laden, one of the world’s most notorious terrorists and the mastermind of the 9/11 terror attacks, was killed in an CIA raid on May 1, 2011.