Hamza Bin Laden

Like father, like son: Hamza Bin Laden calls for Jews to be killed

In recently released audio and video messages, Hamza Bin Laden praises attacks against Israelis and calls on jihadists to 'find Jews everywhere and kill them,' including in Europe and the United States.

Hamza Bin Laden—the 28-year-old son of al-Qaeda founder Osama Bin Laden—has recently called on jihadists to "look for the Jews everywhere and kill them."



The younger Bin Laden made his comments in an audio recording published by the al-Qaeda-affiliated website Sahab.


In addition to Hamza's calls to "punish the Jews," Sahab also published an audio recording entitled "Guide to the Jihadist Suicide Bomber," which included hundreds of tips and recommendations for the recruitment and handling of terrorist operatives.


Hamza Bin Laden
Hamza Bin Laden


In a separate video recording circulated on social media, Hamza Bin Laden presented two locations in Israel where terror attacks against Israelis had been carried out—the East Talpiot (Armon HaNatziv) promenade in Jerusalem and Beitar Illit—and the weapons used by terrorists.


"We have to look for Jewish infidels everywhere. If you cannot carry out attacks in the occupied Palestinian territories, you must look for the Jews wherever they are, in Europe, the United States, and anywhere else in the world," said Hamza.


As part of efforts to commemorate his father's killing, Hamza Bin Laden issues instructions for terrorist attacks and calls on young Muslims to join the organization every year.


The proud father, Osama Bin Laden (Photo: AP) (Photo: AP)
The proud father, Osama Bin Laden (Photo: AP)


In an interview with CBS, Ali Soufan, a former senior FBI agent, warned that Hamza Bin Laden has been advancing within al-Qaeda's command structure and he that will attempt to carry out an attack to avenge his father's assassination.


Soufan said that many letters found in the house in Pakistan where Bin Laden was killed indicate a great closeness and admiration between the father and son, as well as a plan to promote Hamza to the top of the organization.


The messages Hamza has been releasing in recent years are very reminiscent of his father's in terms of style and content.


He has been on the list of the most wanted terrorists in the United States since the beginning of the year.


(Translated and edited by Fred Goldberg)


פרסום ראשון: 05.15.17, 18:57
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