Bin Laden urged associates to stress Palestinian cause

By JTA
March 17, 2012 08:30

WASHINGTON - Osama bin Laden chided terrorists in his network for not making the Palestinian cause a primary issue.

"It was necessary to discuss Palestine first," the terrorist leader, assassinated last year in a US operation, said after a December 2009 suicide attack on a CIA base in Afghanistan.The attackers had instead said the attack was revenge for killing a Pakistani Taliban leader.

That statement and others like it were in a cache of documents made available by US authorities to The Washington Post's David Ignatius, who included them in a column on Friday.

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