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In pictures: Hamas storms Abbas office

Hamas militants and a portrait of former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Hamas militants storm the office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, from Fatah, in Gaza City. At least 100 people have died in Gaza in a week of factional clashes.

Portraits of Yasser Arafat and Mahmoud Abbas

The militants attacked the compound, tearing down pictures of former Palestinian leader and Fatah founder Yasser Arafat (L) and Mr Abbas.

Hamas militant in Mr Abbas' seat

One of the militants took his place in the seat of the Palestinian Authority's power in Gaza.

Militant drinking water

The militants pause for a quick drink in a bedroom of Mr Abbas's compound.

Hamas militants storm the office of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Others take a seat as they guard phones in the compound.

Militant in Mr Abbas' seat

Hamas has refused to recognise a state of emergency imposed by Mr Abbas.

Militant steps on Arafat's portrait

The West Bank and Gaza Strip will now effectively be split from one another - with Gaza run by Hamas and the West Bank by Fatah, correspondents say.






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