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Thursday, 28 March, 2002, 01:48 GMT
In pictures: Netanya suicide attack
A suicide bombing in the Israeli resort of Netanya has claimed the lives of at least 19 people and injured about 100 others. The blast occurred at the start of the week-long Passover holiday, when many hotels are full of visitors.

Scene of the blast
The bomber, Abdel-Basset Odeh, walked into the Park Hotel at around 1915 local time

The Park Hotel exterior
He passed through the lobby and detonated his explosives in the dining room

Paramedics move a victim's body into a waiting ambulance
At least 16 people died as the bomb tore through the building

A victim of the bomb blast arrives at the hospital in Netanya
The victims were guests who had gathered in the hotel's dining room for a Passover Seder

The hotel's dining room
The dining room and the Passover preparations were reduced to ruins

An Israeli police officer searches the area
Security was tight after the blast as officials feared further violence

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