A name like ‘bin Laden’ comes with a high level of nostalgia and legitimacy for a terrorist organization, which is just what al-Qaeda needs to boost recruitment and refresh their fighting force globally. This past week, Hamza bin Laden could be heard on an audio recording calling for al-Qaeda in Syria to liberate Palestine. The Jerusalem Post stated:
According to a new al-Qaeda video discovered by the Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor of MEMRI (the Middle East Media Research Institute) and shared with The Jerusalem Post, Hamza praised the stabbing attacks by Palestinians against Israelis and called on Muslims from around the world to join the fight to defend Jerusalem, urging them to “participate in the intifada” of their Palestinian brethren by “killing the Jews and attacking their interests everywhere.”
In addition, Hamza called for Muslims to attack the interests of US and Western countries in the Muslim world because of their support for Israel.
The supporters of the Jews “must pay the bill in their blood” and must feel what Palestinians in Gaza and elsewhere have been feeling, he said.