2004 Photos

12-30 Photos

An elderly Palestinian man rests as Palestinians using a donkey cart passes by on Gaza beach

A Palestinian fisherman prepares his nets as people using a donkey cart pass by on Gaza beach

Palestinian boys sit under posters for presidential candidate and human rights activist Mustafa Barghouti

Brazilian Sculptor Ivan Pinto poses next to the cast of a statue of the late Yasser Arafat

12-29 Photos

A Palestinian elderly man attempts to climb over the controversial security barrier wall dividing the West Bank city of Abu Dis

Palestinian Policemen take part in a graduation ceremony at the Khan Younis refugee camp

Interim Palestinian leader and presidential front-runner Mahmoud Abbas sits with a young Palestinian wearing traditional dress

Palestinians read local newspapers carrying a picture of Interim Palestinian leader and presidential front-runner Mahmoud Abbas, during a campaign rally

12-28 Photos

Palestinian paramedics carry a wounded youth after he was hit with a rubber bullet

Palestinians run for cover as Israeli soldiers shoot rubber bullets during clashes

12-27 Photos

Israeli police briefly arrested a Palestinian presidential candidate as he campaigned on December 27, 2004 in disputed Jerusalem

Palestinian leader leader Mahmoud Abbas (R) greets China's State councillor Tang Jiaxuan

A Palestinian family collects their possessions from a house demolished by Israeli authorities

A Palestinian boy collects toys from a house demolished by Israeli authorities

A Palestinian woman hugs her son after he was released from an Israeli jail

Chinese State Councillor Tang Jiaxuan (C) walks to lay a wreath on the tomb of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Jolie spent Christmas in Beirut to visit Palestinian living in refugee camps.

Mohamed Abu-Harder, a Palestinian prisoner who spent 3 years in an Israeli prison, holds his daughters after being released from prison

Palestinian prisoners arrive at the Erez checkpoint between Israel and the Gaza Strip

12-25 Photos

A young Palestinian boy wearing a Santa Claus suit enters Bethlehem's Nativity church through an ancient door

New Palestinian policemen and officers celebrate during a graduation ceremony in Gaza City

Palestinian security men demonstrate their skills during a graduation ceremony in Gaza

Palestinian security men march during a graduation ceremony in Gaza, December 25,2004

12-24 Photos

Palestine Liberation Organisation Chairman Mahmud Abbas (L) and the provisional Palestinian President Rawhi Fattuh attend the midnight mass in the Nativity church in the West Bank city of Bethlehem

Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem Michel Sabah (C) carries a figure of baby Jesus down to the grotto of Bethlehem's Nativity church following Christmas Mass

A man holds up his crying baby dressed in a Santa Claus suit under a mural of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

Catholic priests and two Palestinian Christian children dressed as Santa Claus wait for a Christmas procession

The young Palestinian brother of Rami Abu Aker, who was killed in an explosion on Thursday, cries during his funeral

Hollywood actress and UN goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie and her four-year-old adopted son paid a Christmas visit to Palestinian orphans living in refugee camps in Lebanon

Two Palestinian Christian children watch a Christmas procession under a portrait of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

A Palestinian girl looks at a statue of Jesus at the St. Catherine Church in Bethlehem

Palestinian worshippers walk in front of the Nativity Church during the traditional procession to Manger Square

An Israeli settler yells at Palestinian women, not seen, after breaking into their house near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom in the Gush Katif block of settlements

An Israeli settler is detained by the army after breaking into a Palestinian house near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom

Two Palestinian Christian children dressed as Santa Claus light candles at the Church of the Nativity

A Palestinian Christian girl wearing a Santa Claus outfit lights candles at the Church of the Nativity

Gaza's Latin Bishop Emanuel Musalam, right, conducts the midnight Christmas Eve mass at Gaza Roman Catholic Church

Palestinian Christian children dressed in Santa Claus suits, react as they ring bells outside the Church of the Nativity

A Palestinian woman reacts as Israeli settlers, not seen, break into her house near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom

12-23 Photos

A Palestinian woman casts her vote, next to a portrait of the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in the first Palestinian municipal elections since 1976

British Prime Minister Tony Blair (L) and Palestine Liberation Organisation Chairman Mahmud Abbas (R) shake hands

Palestinian children flash victory signs as they play in the Jebalya refugee camp north of the Gaza Strip

A Palestinian youth sits near his friend's grave at the end of the funeral of Mohammed Abu Nasser, who was shot yesterday during clashes with Israeli soldiers

An elderly Palestinian woman looks for her name in a voter list during municipal elections in the West Bank town of Jericho

A Palestinian casts his vote in the West Bank City of Abu Dis

A Palestinian woman looks at the rubble of demolished houses in the Khan Yunis refugee camp

An elderly Palestinian casts his vote in the first Palestinian municipal elections since 1976

The town where Jesus was born is being turned into a "big prison" by the Israeli barrier going up in the West Bank, say the heads of churches in the Holy Land

A Palestinian woman evacuates her baby after an explosion in a house at the Khan Younis refugee camp

12-22 Photos

British Prime Minister Tony Blair reviews an honor guard at the Palestinian Authority's Muqataa headquarters

British Prime Minister Tony Blair, right, and interim Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas walk together past an honor guard

A Palestinian student from the Jundiyye family asks soldiers to walk with her further as they are escorted past the Havat Maon Jewish outpost settlement

Jewish settlers living along the path have repeatedly ambushed the young Palestinian students, setting dogs on them, throwing stones and beating one 7-year-old girl with a stick until she bled

A Palestinian boy hands out to old men campaign cards with the names of candidates for the municipal elections

Homeless Palestinians : Homeless Palestinians take refuge at a UN school

12-21 Photos

Palestinian honor guard stand at the grave of late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in Arafat's former office compound in the West Bank city of Ramallah Tuesday Dec. 21, 2004. Marking the end of mourning for Yasser Arafat

Palestinian schoolgirls hold a huge Palestinian flag during a ceremony to mark the 40th day after Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death

Members of an anti-Zionist ultra-orthodox Jewish group attend a ceremony to mark the 40th day after Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat's death

Palestinian pedestrians and horse drawn carts stream along the Gaza beach as they cross from Gaza City to the southern Gaza Strip

A Palestinian fixes a star over a Christmas tree in front of the 'Church of the Nativity' in the West Bank biblical town of Bethlehem

12-20 Photos

Homeless Palestinians sit inside a tent after their house was demolished by Israeli troops

Palestinian artisan A'zzam al-Fakhouri makes a huge vase for a Christmas tree at his traditional pottery factory producing holiday ornaments

12-19 Photos

Palestinians inspect the destruction left by Israeli troops after they withdrew from section of the Khan Younis refugee camp

A Palestinian woman recovers household goods from the rubble

A Palestinian man carries his son's as he passes the rubble of his house

Palestinians inspect the rubble of their houses in front an Israeli army post after Israeli troops pull out Khan Younis refugee camp

A Palestinian woman, comforting her children, cries among the rubble of her family house after Israeli troops pull out Khan Younis refugee camp

Children from local convents and orphanges celebrate the 54th annual Childrens' Christmas Program in Jerusalem

12-18 Photos

Palestinian children carry blankets donated by a United Nations Agency into a a makeshift shelter at a UN school after fleeing their home during an ongoing Israeli army operation

A Palestinian homeless woman feeds her baby inside the United Nations school after her house was demolished by the Israeli army

Palestinian homeless women feed their children inside the United Nation school after their house was demolished by Israeli army

Ahlam Abu Omar cries during the funeral of her 14-year-old brother Jihad, who was killed Friday, according to witnesses, during an ongoing Israeli army raid

12-17 Photos

Palestinian families displaced after the destruction of their homes in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Khan Yunes during an Israeli incursion take refuge at a hospital in the camp

Palestinian boys run for cover from Israeli gunfire during an incursion in the southern Gaza Strip

A Palestinian family sits in a makeshift shelter at a United Nations school after fleeing their home during an Israeli army operation

Palestinians carry a wounded youth shot during an Israeli army operation

Palestinian children from the Abu Zarga family, no individual names given, sleep in a makeshift shelter at a United Nations school after fleeing their home during an Israeli army operation

Palestinian homeless sleep inside a United Nation school after their houses were demolished by Israeli army

Palestinian homeless sleep inside a United Nation school after their houses were demolished by Israeli army

Palestinian children sleep inside the United Nation school after their houses were demolished by the Israeli army

Franciscan priests carrying candles walk to the grotto inside the Nativity Church in the West Bank city of Bethlehem

A Palestinian family displaced after the destruction of their house in the southern Gaza Strip refugee camp of Khan Yunes during an Israeli incursion

A Palestinian girl holds a yogurt cup as displaced families gather outside the Khan Yunes hospital after they were forced to leave their homes

A Palestinian doctor tends to a youth wounded during an Israeli Army operation

12-16 Photos

A partial view of the newly constructed houses in the refugee camp of the West Bank town of Jenin

Palestinian school children hold Palestinian flags and olive tree branches during a memorial ceremony for the late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat

A Palestinian woman looks for decorations in a gift shop near the Church of Nativity

A Palestinian shepherd herds his flock next to eight-meter-high (25-foot-high) concrete slabs that make up part of Israel's West Bank barrier blocking the biblical town of Bethlehem

An elderly Palestinian woman attempts to pass the controversial security barrier wall into east Jerusalem

12-15 Photos

A Palestinian Christian reads from a prayer book in the Church of Nativity, traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem

Catholic monks and a nun pray in the Grotto of the Church of Nativity, where is traditionally believed to be the birthplace of Jesus, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem

A shopkeeper cleans an inflatable Santa Claus near Bethlehem's Church of Nativity

Japanese tourists pose for a photo inside Bethlehem's Church of Nativity

Palestinians ride on a truck as others ride on a horse cart as they make their way along the beach after the main road was closed by Israeli forces

Palestinian security officers carry the body of Samir Khafaja from the hospital morgue to the family house during his funeral

Palestinians ride in vehicles along the coastline in the Gaza Strip after an Israeli army bulldozer blocked the territory's main road

12-14 Photos

A Palestinian girl carries her sister past demolished houses in the Khan Younis refugee camp

A child from the Abu Daoud family carries toys salvaged from her home that was damaged by Israeli forces in the West Bank town of Hebron

Palestinian children stand near demolished houses in Khan Younis refugee camp

A Palestinian girl attempts to climb over a wall, dividing the east Jerusalem suburb of Abu Dis

A Palestinian family walks past demolished houses in the Khan Younis refugee camp

A child holds the Palestinian flag during a protest at the building site of a controversial Israeli security barrier

12-12 Photos

Palestinian director Hanna Elias acknowledges applause after receiving the prize for best Arab movie and the silver Pyramid award at the Cairo Film Festival

Mahmoud Dergham, 7 years-old, right, lies in a hospital bed next to his brother who is sitting and playing in an electronic game, after he was injured by Israeli fire

A Palestinian woman walks past a barbed wire fence, near the controversial security barrier, after being prevented from crossing into Israeli controlled territory, in east Jerusalem

Mamdoh Drgam, a Palestinian boy, cries as a doctor treats him after he was wounded in the Khan Younis refugee camp

Israeli fire wounded six children at a school in the Gaza Strip on Sunday

A Palestinian carries Mamdoh Drgam, a Palestinian boy, after he was wounded in the Khan Younis refugee camp

Five Palestinian boys lie in hospital beds, after they were wounded in the Khan younis refugee camp south of the Gaza Strip

Two Palestinian boys, Mamdoh Drgam (bottom) and Rawua al Shaar, lie in hospital beds after they were wounded in theKhan Younis refugee camp

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