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Hamas interior minister Siam killed

2009-01-16 07:44:02 GMT2009-01-16 15:44:02 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Palestinians gather around the crater caused by an Israeli strike, which hit the house of top Hamas official Said Siam's brother in Gaza City, Jan. 15, 2009. Hamas-appointed interior minister Siam was slain along with his brother and son on Jan. 15 in an Israeli air strike on the brother's house in the north of Gaza City, Hamas said, as it vowed to avenge his death. (Xinhua Photo)

Palestinians gather around the crater caused by an Israeli strike, which hit the house of top Hamas official Said Siam's brother in Gaza City. (Xinhua Photo)

Palestinians gather around the crater caused by an Israeli strike, which hit the house of top Hamas official Said Siam's brother in Gaza City, Jan. 15, 2009. (Xinhua Photo)

The body of Hamas leader Said Siam lies in the mortuary of Al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Jan. 15, 2009, after he was killed in an Israeli air strike. (Xinhua Photo)

Hamas-appointed interior minister Siam was slain along with his brother and son on Jan. 15 in an Israeli air strike on the brother's house in the north of Gaza City, Hamas said, as it vowed to avenge his death.

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