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Thursday, 10 May, 2001, 22:19 GMT 23:19 UK
In pictures: Israeli missile strike
Israeli forces have fired missiles at the headquarters of the Palestinian leadership's security and intelligence organisations in Gaza City.

It is the first time that the security headquarters of the Palestinian leader, Yasser Arafat, has been hit in seven months of fighting.


Smoke rises from the Gaza City police headquarters
Missiles crashed down, causing extensive damage

Palestinian police and civilians run as Israeli helicopters rocket the Palestinian police headquarters
The attack marks a serious escalation of the violence

Palestinian police officers take cover as Israeli helicopters rocket the Palestinian police headquarters
Policemen fled the walled security compound

Palestinian police officer takes cover
The attack was in retaliation for a bomb that killed two Romanian workers

A Palestinian man searches the damaged offices
Three Israeli missiles hit the Palestinian security headquarters

A Palestinian policeman tries to secure the area
Palestinian officials condemned what they called a "war of terror"
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10 May 01 | Middle East
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