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Bin Laden's son calls for attacks on Jewish targets

Hamza bin Laden, the youngest son of Al-Qaeda founder Osama bin Laden, recites a poem in this frame grab taken from the Qatar based al-Jazeera satellite news channel on November 7, 2001
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Hamza Bin Laden encouraged the use of any tool to carry out an attack, a methodology his father eschewed

The al Qaeda media arm as-Sahab distributed a video on Saturday which purports to feature Osama Bin Laden's son Hamza calling for attacks to be prioritized on "Jewish interests" around the world.

Bin Laden encourages Muslims in “America, the West and occupied Palestine” to carry out lone wolf attacks instead of traveling to theaters of jihad such as Syria.

“Know that inflicting punishment on Jews and Crusaders where you are present is more vexing and severe for the enemy,” he says, according to subtitles on the video.

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The video, titled "Advice for Martyrdom-Seekers in the West," features footage of terror attacks around the world, including vehicular-ramming attacks in Israel.

“We shall continue to target you until you withdraw your forces from the Arabian Peninsula and from every single land of Islam,” Hamza says.

Shiraz Maher, Deputy Director of the International Center for the Study of Radicalization (ICSR), tweeted that in the video Hamza Bin Laden seemed to encourage the use of any tool possible to carry out attacks, e.g. vehicles, a methodology his father had not been in favor of.

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