Report: Bin Laden Warned U.S. Over Security of Palestine in Final Tape

AFP, quoting an Islamist website, says the al-Qaida chief condemned U.S. support for Israel in his final audio recording before he was killed.

An Islamist website said that Osama bin Laden warned the United States they would not be secure until Palestine is secure, AFP news agency reported on Sunday.

According to the news agency, the al-Qaida website quotes bin Laden as saying "America will not be able to dream of security until we live in security in Palestine. It is unfair that you live in peace while our brothers in Gaza live in insecurity."

Release of Osama bin Laden video May 7, 2011 (Reuters)
Osama bin Laden is shown in this video frame grab released by the U.S. Pentagon, May 7, 2011.Reuters

The quote is apparently taken from bin Laden's last audio tape that he recorded before being killed by American troops.

"Accordingly, and with the will of God, our attacks will continue against you as long as your support for Israel continues," the al-Qaida chief said in the audio recording.

"So the message we wanted to convey through the plane of our hero, the fighter Umar Farouk, may God be with him, confirms a previous message which had been sent to you by our heroes of September 11," bin Laden reportedly said in the minute-long recording.