MASKED PALESTINIAN GUNMEN OBSERVE FRIDAY PRAYERS IN RAFAH REFUGEE CAMP.
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.