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  • A Palestinian worker walks behind posters of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, left, and Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, in preparation for the upcoming visit to Gaza at Palestine stadium in Gaza City, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

    "Why are you staying divided?" said heik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani. "There are no peace negotiations, and there is no clear strategy of resistance and liberation"

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
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  • Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, left, and Gaza's Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, wave to the crowd as they arrive for corner-stone laying ceremony of a Qatari funded rehabilitation center in Gaza City, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The emir of Qatar received a hero's welcome in Gaza on Tuesday, becoming the first head of state to visit the Palestinian territory since the Islamist militant Hamas seized control there in 2007.

    The emir of Qatar received a hero's welcome in Gaza on Tuesday, becoming the first head of state to visit the territory since the Islamist militant Hamas seized control.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 10:30 PM EST
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  • A Palestinian worker walks behind posters of the Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, left, and Gaza's Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh, right, in preparation for the upcoming visit to Gaza at Palestine stadium in Gaza City, Monday, Oct. 22, 2012.

    The first visit by a head of state to Hamas-controlled Gaza is a sign of the Muslim Brotherhood's growing influence.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 10, 2012, 10:00 PM EST
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  • Palestinian demonstrators throw stones towards Palestinian police during a protest near the municipality building in the West Bank city of Hebron, Monday, Sept. 10, 2012.

    Palestinian protests against the high cost of living have turned violent in the West Bank city of Hebron.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 6:30 PM EST
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  • In this Nov. 10, 2009 file photograph, a Palestinian boy touches a mural of the late leader Yasser Arafat, in Gaza City.

    Arafat's widow said Wednesday that French investigators will soon visit the West Bank to dig up the remains of her husband in hopes of determining what killed the longtime Palestinian leader.

    LAST UPDATE : Dec 06, 2012, 9:30 AM EST
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