A masked Palestinian militant of the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade holds his rifle as he stands on the balcony of the Khan Younis Governorate bullding in the southern Gaza Strip , Saturday July 24, 2004. Some 20 militants took over the building for several hours, demanding that their dismissals from security jobs be rescinded. They left the building after receiving promises to resolve the problem of those who were fired.(AP Photo)
Palestinian gunmen from Al Awda Brigades group, part of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat 's Fatah faction, hold their rifles during a march demanding reforms in the Palestinian Authority , in the Old City of the northern West Bank city of Nablus Sunday Aug. 1, 2004.(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh).
Those are bodyguards of the Palestine Authority.