Mideast Palestinians Qatar

October 23, 2012 - 11:34 AM
Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, right, and Gaza's Hamas prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, left, arrive for the corner-stone laying ceremony for Hamad, a new residential neighborhood in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012. The emir of Qatar received a hero's welcome in Gaza on Tuesday, becoming the first head of state to visit the Palestinian territory since the Islamist militant Hamas seized control there in 2007. (AP Photo/Mohammed Salem, Pool)