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Al-Qaeda leader in Iraq threatens Israel, vows to 'liberate' Palestine

The purported leader of al-Qaeda’s umbrella in Iraq called in a new posting on a militant Web site on Thursday for attacks on Israel and the liberation of Palestine, proposing that Iraq’s territory be a “launching pad” to seize Jerusalem. In the 30 minute audiotape, Abu Omar al-Baghdadi, who heads the Islamic State of Iraq, lashed out at Arab and Palestinian groups, especially the Palestinian Hamas, for failing to liberate Palestine. Full Story

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