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Last Updated: Wednesday, 10 September, 2003, 11:43 GMT 12:43 UK
In pictures: Mid-East violence
Searching the site for survivors
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An Israeli war plane drops a powerful bomb on the Gaza home of a prominent Hamas leader
Mahmoud Zahar admitted to al-Shifa hospital
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The target escapes with minor injuries but his son and bodyguard are thought to have been killed
Wounded Palestinian woman
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A further 25 people were wounded in the explosion, which also hit a mosque
Palestinians celebrate in Gaza
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The night before, Hamas supporters had taken to the streets of Gaza in celebration...
Israeli women light candles for the victims
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... the group claimed responsibility for two suicide bomb attacks that rocked Israel on Tuesday
Rescuers inspect the scene close to the army base of Tsrifin
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A suicide bomber struck at a bus stop outside an army base near Tel Aviv, killing seven
Hillel cafe blast scene
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As night fell, another bomb devastated a busy cafe in a popular part of west Jerusalem
Hillel cafe blast scene
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The bomber tried unsuccessfully to enter the cafe but still claimed at least seven other lives
People at the blast scene
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The cycle of violence makes prospects for peace more futile than ever, analysts say

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