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Last Updated: Friday, 8 August, 2003, 17:41 GMT 18:41 UK
In pictures: Nablus raid
Israeli jeep drives past destroyed Palestinian building
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The Israeli army moved in to Askar refugee camp in Nablus early on Friday and surrounded the house
Smoke rises from the building
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A gun battle was followed by an explosion - caused by the detonation of hidden explosives, say the Israelis
The body of 26-year-old Hamas militant Fayez al-Sadder is carried into Rafidya hospital
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A local commander of Hamas' military wing was killed in the shooting along with an Israeli soldier
An Israeli soldier walks by as an army bulldozer works on the ruins of a building destroyed by the explosion
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Israeli forces demolished the remains of the building and carried out house-to-house searches before leaving
Palestinians search the rubble of the destroyed building
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The body of a second Hamas militant was pulled from the rubble after the troops had gone. Two other Palestinians were also killed
Hundreds search through the rubble of the destroyed building
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Local Palestinians say Israel is not serious about peace and Hamas has vowed to avenge the "violations"
Israeli soldiers stand guard after a gun battle with Palestinian militants
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Senior Israeli army officials believe militant groups are using the ceasefire to regroup and rearm

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