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Friday, October 17, 2003

Masked Palestinian gunmen observe Friday prayers outside the mosque in the Rafah refugee camp, in southern Gaza Strip, October 17, 2003. U.S. mediation in the turbulent Middle East diplomacy was brought into sharp focus on Wednesday by the killing of three U.S. embassy guards in a Gaza Strip bombing, an unprecedented attack that prompted an intensive FBI and Palestinian probe. An FBI team arrived in the region and met Palestinian investigators probing the attack late on Thursday at Israel's Erez crossing to Gaza, Palestinian security sources said. REUTERS/Andrea Comas

Israeli soldiers meet members of an FBI team at the Erez crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip Friday, Oct. 17, 2003. Later Friday the FBI team met with Palestinian officials as part of a joint investigation into a deadly bombing of a U.S. convoy. The team of investigators, including explosives and forensics experts, arrived in Israel on Thursday. (AP Photo/Gadi Kabalo)