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A Battle Cry Seldom Heard These Days: The Palestinian Cause

Feb 09, 2019 - The New York Times

DAKAR, Senegal — When terrorists in Africa delivered two devastating attacks last month, they invoked a battle cry seldom heard in recent militant activity on the continent: the Palestinian cause.

The gunmen in ahotel complex in Kenya and a military installation in Mali were lauded by Al Qaeda’s central leadership, which praised its branches in Somalia and Mali for the deadly attacks.

“We emphasize and appreciate the high efforts and beautiful words of all the vibrant jihadist ...