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Friday, 8 March, 2002, 16:47 GMT
In pictures: Mid-East fire and fury
Almost 40 Palestinians and six Israelis have died in the worst day of violence since the Palestinians launched their uprising 17 months ago.

Israeli air strikes and major armoured incursions across the West Bank and Gaza Strip followed an attack on a Gaza settlement by a Palestinian gunman.

Israeli troops evacuate injured settler from Atzmona
A Palestinian gunman killed five Israelis in the Atzmona settlement in the Gaza Strip

Funeral of Atzmona gunman, identified as Hamas member Mohammed Farhat, 19
Hamas militants fired in the air at the funeral of the gunman

Israeli helicopter fires flares during attack over Tulkarm refugee camp in West Bank
Israel retaliated with a wave of air strikes in Gaza and the West Bank

Injured Palestinian woman in Gaza City hospital after Israeli gunboat attack
Palestinian civilians were among the casualties of Israeli shelling in Gaza

Israeli troops guard blindfolded Palestinians after Tulkarm raid, West Bank
Troops detained Palestinian suspects in a raid on a refugee camp in Tulkarm

Blindfolded Palestinians in Israeli armoured vehicle in Beit Jala, West Bank
Palestinian suspects were also rounded up in Beit Jala, near Bethlehem

Palestinian gunmen in West Bank refugee camp of Aida, near Bethlehem
Palestinian fighters face overwhelming Israeli firepower

Palestinian police praying in Manger Square, Bethlehem
Palestinian police prayed next to their assault rifles in Bethlehem
See also:

08 Mar 02 | Middle East
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