On the tape, al-Zawahri purportedly calls on Palestinians to reject a proposed referendum on establishing a Palestinian state alongside Israel.
An Al-Jazeera announcer said the tape was made before the announcement on June 8 of the death of Al-Qaeda's leader in Iraq, Abu Mus'ab al-Zarqawi.
(Reuters, AFP, AP)
AYMAN AL-ZAWAHRI is regarded as Al-Qaeda's No. 2 authority. Although al-Zawahri is lesser known than Osama bin Laden, some observers say the deputy is just as powerful as the chief....(more)