20 years covering an occupation that turns 50

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Masked Hamas militants, dressed as "martyrs" for an honor guard while wearing mock ups of a suicide-bomber's "belt of explosives" pray during the funeral of their slain leader Abdel Rahman Hamad October 14, 2001 in the West Bank town of Qalqilya, hours after the Islamic activist was gunned down by Israeli special forces. Israeli military sources said that Hamad was responsible for two suicide bombings earlier this year which killed 25 young people, mostly at the Dolphinarium Discotheque in June. The targeted killing of one of Israel's "most wanted" has dealt a blow to America's attempts to get Israel and the Palestinians to end their year-long violent conflict which threatens Middle East support for the "War on terror" launched after the September 11 attacks on the United States. Photo by Quique Kierszenbaum