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Thousands Mourn Slain Hamas Leader

Tens of thousands of mourners march through the streets of Gaza for the funeral of slain Hamas leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, who was killed in an Israeli helicopter attack Monday. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon says the killing was justified. Hamas officials vow revenge. Hear NPR's Peter Kenyon, NPR's Melissa Block and former U.S. ambassador to Israel Samuel Lewis.

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As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.
Peter Kenyon is NPR's international correspondent based in Istanbul, Turkey.