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Saturday, 16 November, 2002, 10:43 GMT
In pictures: Bloodshed in Hebron
Twelve Israelis were killed and more than a dozen others wounded by Palestinian militants in the West Bank city of Hebron in one of the worst attacks since the Palestinian uprising began.

Wounded Israeli soldier
Settlers and soldiers were raked with gunfire and targeted with hand grenades

Wounded soldier evacuated
They were fired on from all directions in a well-planned ambush

Bodies of Palestinian attackers
Israeli troops returned fire, killing two Palestinian gunmen

Israeli soldiers secure an area
After an intense gun battle, Israeli troops secured the area...

Israeli soldiers aim at a house
... and surrounded houses where suspects were thought to be hiding

Jewish settlers carry blood-stained stretcher
It was the deadliest attack on Jews in Hebron for many years

Islamic Jihad supporters
As news of the attack spread, supporters of Islamic Jihad celebrated

Israeli soldier guards the Tomb of the Patriarchs
It focused attention once again on the divided city, a constant flashpoint for violence between Jews and Arabs


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