2004 Photos from Palestine

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The mother of 7-year old Palestinian Rana Siyam, mourn over her lifeless body during her funeral

relative of seven-year old Rana Seiam, mourn during her funeral at the Khan Younis refugee camp

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Relatives of Palestinian girl Rania Siyam who was killed by Israeli forces in the town of Khan Yunis mourn after they were informed of her death

Palestinian Omar Siyam mourns over the body of his daughter Rania who was killed by Israeli forces

Relatives of 7-year-old Palestinian Rana Siyam, shot and killed by Israeli forces, mourn over her body in the morgue of Nasser hospital at Khan Younis

Ahmed Siyam, 11, the brother of 7-year-old Palestinian Rana Siyam, shot and killed by Israeli forces, shows a photograph of her in the family house

Israeli border police detain Palestinian presidential candidate Bassam al-Salhi

Bassam al-Salhi, a candidate in the January 9 Palestinian presidential elections, arguing before being arrested by Israeli border police

A Palestinian Catholic walks inside of the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem

Egyptian riot police circle activists trying to reach the border check point between Egypt and Israel to show solidarity with the Palestinian cause

A Palestinian boy plays under a mural of Cuban revolutionary hero Che Guevara, at the controversial security barrier

12-9 Photos

PICTURES OF THE YEAR 2004 - A Palestinian refugee woman wearing a prayer dress looks out from her home at the al-Hussein refugee camp

Friends of 13-year-old Palestinian schoolgirl Iman al-Hams standing by her body in October 2004 after she was killed in Rafah

New members of the Palestinian special forces attend their graduation ceremony in Ramallah

12-8 Photos

Mustafa Barghouti, a candidate in the Jan. 9 Palestinian presidential election flashes 'V' sign while being examined by a paramedic

Bzour was reunited with her newborn twin sons Wednesday, after waiting 17 days to get a permit to visit them in an Israeli hospital

A Palestinian child lights torches, calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails

US forces raided the Palestinian Red Crescent offices Tuesday night and arrested ten people.

12-7 Photos

Israeli soldiers scuffle with foreign peace activists during a protest at the construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

An Israeli soldier scuffles with a foreign peace activist during a protest at the construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

Israeli soldiers arrest an Israeli peace activist during a protest at the construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

Israeli soldiers scuffle with Israeli and foreign peace activists as they try to block construction at a site where a section of Israel's separation barrier is being built

An Israeli soldier scuffles with a peace activist during a protest at the construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

Palestinian boys run as they take cover from Israeli army machine-gun fire during an army operation in eastern Gaza city

12-6 Photos

An Israeli soldier points his gun towards Palestinian presidential candidate Mustafa Barghouthi (R) as he was prevented from entering Hebron's old city during a campaign stop

Israeli soldiers surround Palestinian presidential candidate Mustafa Barghouthi (C) as he was prevented from entering Hebron's old city during a campaign stop

Israeli border policeman stands guard as a bulldozer destroys a Palestinian house because it was built without a permit

12-5 Photos

An Israeli soldier pushes a Palestinian farmer during a demonstration against the Israeli separation barrier

German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer lays a wreath at the gravesite of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Palestinian youths plant olive tree during a protest against Israel's controversial security barrier

An elderly Palestinian man salutes as he visits the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

12-3 Photos

Mourners carry the casket of Fathi Arafat, wrapped in the colors of the Palestinian flag, outside a Cairo, Egypt, mosque after funeral prayers

A Palestinian woman begs for money in front of a closed souvenir shop

An Israeli border policeman stands in front of Palestinian men and international peace activists during a protest at the construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

12-2 Photos

An elderly Palestinian shouts at Israeli soldiers during a demonstration against the construction of the Israeli separation barrier

A Palestinian man touches a giant poster of Fatah's jailed leader and Palestinian Authority presidential candidate Marwan Barghuti

International and Israeli Peace activists scuffle with Israeli soldiers during a protest at the construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

Israeli border policemen arrest a Palestinian demonstrator during a protest at the construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

Israeli border policemen arrest an international peace activist during a protest at the construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

A Palestinian farmer gestures to Israeli border police officers as he is prevented from passing at a site where Israel is preparing to build part of its controversial separation barrier in the village of Beit Ulla

12-1 Photos

Fathi Arafat, 67, a physician and founder of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society, died Wednesday Dec. 1, 2004 at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt

Palestinian Mohammed Shabana, left, holds the hand of one of his children as he walks towards his house that was demolished by Israeli authorities in Beit Hanina in east Jerusalem

Israeli border policemen arrest a peace activist as he tries to prevent them from demolishing a Palestinian house built without permission in the Beit Hanina suburb of Jerusalem

Israeli border policemen arrest a peace activist as he tries to prevent them from demolishing a Palestinian house built without permission in the Beit Hanina suburb of Jerusalem

Palestinian Suhail Shabana sits on her sofa as an Israeli police officer gives her ten minutes to leave her house before it was demolished in Beit Hanina in east Jerusalem

The Shabana family was given notice yesterday by Israeli authorities, and ten minutes to leave the house once police arrived. Israeli authorities often demolish houses they say were built without permits

11-30 Photos

Palestinian woman Alia carries her daughter after Israeli soldiers arrested her husband and his brother during a military operation

Palestinian citizens and Israeli border policemen watch a bulldozer destroy a Palestinian house because it was built without a permit

11-29 Photos

Mustafa Barghuti waves to journalists in front of an Israeli security tower at Kalandia checkpoint in the West Bank city of Ramallah

Hejazi, a doctor, was killed and another two men hurt when Israeli tank fired shells in the camp when they were playing cards next to a fire

An Israeli border police officer stands guard as an Israeli authorities backhoe demolishes a Palestinian house that the authorities allege was built without a permit in the West Bank village of Anata

Palestinian Umm Hassan, pauses as in the background Israeli workers demolish her home that the authorities allege was built without a permit in the West Bank village of Anata

11-28 Photos

A Palestinian woman walks next to barbed wire as she tries to avoid a section of the concrete wall

11-27 Photos

Mustafa Barghouthi, a physician educated in Russia and the United States, will challenge frontrunner Mahmoud Abbas

A Palestinian woman walks next to barbwire as she tries to avoid a concrete wall part of controversial Israeli security barrier

Israeli soldiers search a Palestinian student for weapons at the entrance of the Hebron University in the West Bank city of Hebron

11-25 Photos

an unidentified Palestinian man plays his violin in order to pass through an Israeli army roadblock

British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw pays his respects at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

11-24 Photos

Israeli Tourism Minister Gideon Ezra, right, and Palestinian Tourism Minister Mitri Abu Aitah sign documents during their meeting in Jerusalem

A priest walks through a door as he leaves the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem

11-23 Photos

Human Rights Watch have called on U.S. heavy equipment maker Caterpillar to stop selling heavy bulldozers to Israel because they are used to destroy Palestinian homes

11-22 Photos

US Secretary of State Colin Powell watches two Palestinian election officials as they work at the Central Election Comission of the West Bank town of Jericho

US Secretary of State Colin Powell(L) shakes hands with Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) chief Mahmud Abbas in the West Bank

U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell shakes hands with a Palestinian woman at the Central Election Commission in the West Bank town of Jericho

A Palestinian woman walks through the mist to pay her respects at the grave of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

US Secretary of State Colin Powell meets Palestinians who registered to vote

11-21 Photos

A Palestinian demonstrator, backdropped by Israeli border police officers, sits during a protest at a construction site of Israel's controversial security barrier

Palestinians pray infront of a mock coffin, draped in a Palestinian flag, during a memorial ceremony for late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

An elderly Palestinian woman cries after Israeli police confiscated land in East Jerusalem

Israeli forces shot and killed Banat and another boy Montaser Hadadeh, also 15, who were throwing stones at Israeli jeeps

Israelis, wearing handcuffs, attend a demonstration to support former U.S Navy officer Jonathan Pollard

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