July 17, 2009
Posted: 942 GMT
MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images. A Palestinian boy wearing a security officer outfit shakes hands with a US member of the anti-Zionist religious Jewish community Naturei Karta during their visit to Gaza City on July 16, 2009. The group entered the Palestinian enclave late on July 15 with tens of foreign and Arab activists and an aid convoy headed by British MP George Galloway.
MAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images. US members of the anti-Zionist religious Jewish community Naturei Karta attend a ceremony at the Palestinian parliament in Gaza City during their visit to the Hamas-run territory July 16, 2009.
MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images. Hamas leader Ismail Haniya (R) gives gifts to members the anti-Zionist religious Jewish communities of the USA Naturei Karta during their visit to Gaza City on July 16, 2009.
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