20 Feb. 2003
Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmed Yassin pays his respects to Hamas military
wing leader Riyad Abu Zeid at the morgue of Gaza hospital after his
body was returned to the Palestinians in Gaza Strip February 20, 2003.
Zeid died on Monday while being evacuated by a military helicopter to
an Israeli hospital with wounds the Israeli army said had been
sustained in an exchange of fire with soldiers trying to arrest him.
The killing, which Palestinians called an assassination, appeared to be
part of an Israeli offensive against Hamas in Gaza. REUTERS/Ahmed