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In pictures: Palestinian clashes

Clashes between Fatah and Hamas supporters in Ramallah

Security forces loyal to Fatah and Hamas supporters confront each other in the streets of the West Bank town of Ramallah.

Hamas supporters in Ramallah

Hamas supporters in Ramallah. Gunmen from both Fatah and Hamas factions traded gunfire in Ramallah and Gaza City.

Palestinian riot police in Ramallah

Palestinian security forces charge Hamas supporters in Ramallah. Police tried to block Hamas supporters from marching to Ramallah's central square after Friday prayers.

Palestinian security officer in Ramallah

A Palestinian security officer loyal to Fatah, fires his gun during clashes with Hamas supporters in the West Bank town of Ramallah.

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya, surrounded by bodyguards, arrives for Friday prayers at a mosque in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas rally in Gaza City

Thousands of supporters of Hamas attend a rally in Gaza City to listen to Prime Minister, and Hamas leader, Ismail Haniya.

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