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In pictures: Rantissi's death
The car of Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi
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Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, the head of Hamas in Gaza, was being driven through Gaza City when his car was hit by Israeli missiles.
Rantissi being rushed into surgery
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Mr Rantissi survived the attack and was rushed to al-Shifa hospital, but despite the doctor's efforts he died of his wounds.
Palestinians protest Rantissi's death
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At the scene of the attack, angry supporters salvaged scraps of clothes from Mr Rantissi's car.
Rantissi supporters brandish guns
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There were immediate calls for revenge, as armed Palestinians poured into the streets.
Rantissi's funeral
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Tens of thousands of Palestinians gathered for Mr Rantissi's highly-charged funeral in Gaza City.
Palestinian shopkeeper shuts his store
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Many Palestinian shopkeepers shut their stores in protest at Mr Rantissi's killing.
Erez checkpoint
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The attack on Mr Rantissi came hours after a suicide bomber killed himself and an Israeli soldier at the Erez checkpoint, just north of Gaza City.




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