Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Al-Qaeda attacks Palestinian poll

Al-Qaeda attacks Palestinian poll

Al-Qaeda's second-in-command Ayman al-Zawahiri has appeared in a new video to speak out against elections in the Palestinian territories.

The deputy to Osama Bin Laden said in the video, aired on al-Jazeera television, that only jihad, or holy war, would "liberate Palestine".

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas last weekend called for new elections.

His Fatah party is locked in a struggle with Hamas, which won elections in January and opposes new polls.

Silence does not always mark wisdom. - Samuel Taylor Coleridge