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Tuesday, 31 July, 2001, 17:31 GMT 18:31 UK
In pictures: Israel hits Hamas leaders
In their most deadly strike since the uprising began 10 months ago, Israeli helicopters attack the regional headquarters of Palestinian militant organisation Hamas, killing eight people including two of the group's senior leaders.

Aftermath of the Nablus attack
Chaotic scenes followed the Nablus attack as rescuers attempted to recover the dead and injured from the Hamas building

Aftermath of Nablus attack
Amid scenes of panic and confusion, dazed survivors were escorted from the ruins

Jamal Masour's body is removed from the wreckage
Jamal Masour, who died in the attack, was described by Hamas as one of its political leaders

Hamas supporters
Hamas has warned that its supporters will make Israel "pay the price" for the raid

Israeli tank
Israeli forces remain on high alert after what officials describe as an "unprecedented" number of bomb warnings

Palestinian child avoids Israeli patrol
A Palestinian child hides from Israeli tanks, which have been redeployed to Palestinian-controlled areas

See also:

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Israel's 'assassination policy'
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Israeli helicopters attack Gaza police
30 Jul 01 | Middle East
Fatah: Cornerstone of Arafat's power
30 Jul 01 | Middle East
Analysis: Jerusalem's familiar refrain
21 Feb 01 | Middle East
Israeli 'assassination policy' condemned
29 Jul 01 | Media reports
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