Israel Says Al Qaeda Active in Palestinian Areas

(Reuters/MSNBC) - In a report to the UN Security Council submitted on Tuesday, Israel said al Qaeda operatives carrying foreign passports had tried several times since 2001 to enter Israel to gather intelligence and to carry out attacks, but those attempts were thwarted and border security has since been tightened. The report also accused al Qaeda of intensifying its propaganda activities in Palestinian areas. ''Examples include leaflets signed by 'the Bin Laden Brigades in Palestine,' inciting to 'jihad' against Jews and promising to continue 'in the footsteps of Osama bin Laden,''' the report said.

2003-08-06 00:00:00

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