Al-Qaida's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahri, has accused Arab leaders of betraying the Palestinians by attending last month's U.S.-brokered Middle East peace conference in Annapolis, Maryland.
In a new audio recording posted on an Islamic militant Web site Friday, al-Zawahri said Arab countries served as witnesses to what he called "treacherous deals to sell Palestine."
Reuters news agency quotes al-Zawahri as urging Muslims to continue fighting efforts he says are aimed at turning Palestine into a Jewish state.
Most Arab countries, including Saudi Arabia, attended the Annapolis talks. The talks ended with an agreement to relaunch the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.