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In pictures: Gaza air strike
Israeli helicopter fires flare shortly after missile attack in Gaza
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Two Israeli helicopters fired several missiles at Hamas leader Abdel-Aziz al-Rantissi's car
Explosion rips apart vehicle Mr Rantissi's vehicle
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The explosion destroyed the vehicle, which Mr Rantissi reportedly fled from seconds before the missiles hit
Palestinians run from scene as smoke and flames billow from vehicle
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Residents fled in panic as ambulances rushed to the scene
Young Palestinian is carried from scene of the attack by residents
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At least two people were killed, while those injured were carried by bystanders to hospitals...
Girl lies with bandaged hands on hospital bed in Gaza
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...where staff struggled to cope with the influx of wounded
Scores of young Palestinian men stand chanting on top of and around wreckage of Mr Rantissi's car
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Fear soon gave way to anger as Hamas activists gathered around the car's wreckage vowing revenge on Israelis...
 Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, pictured with armed bodyguard, waits to visit Mr Rantissi
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... and Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, said Israel's "message" would soon be "answered"

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