Al Qaeda leader calls for Gaza reprisal in Britain

January 22, 2009
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A Reuters reports says that an Al-Qaeda leader has called for retaliation attacks in Britain in return for the Gaza conflict, because, he says, the UK was behind the creation of Israel.

In a video posted on an Islamist website, Abu Yahya al-Libi, whose group took responsibility for the July 2005 terror attacks, said "It's high time that this criminal country, I mean Britain, paid the price of its historic crime. There is no child who dies in Palestine ... without this being the outcome of the (country) that handed Palestine to the Jews ... Britain."

Libi, believed to be hiding in the hills of Afghanistan's border country, told British people to expect reprisals for the Israeli "annihilation campaign" in Gaza.

    Last updated: 3:18pm, January 22 2009