GAZA CITY, GAZA - OCTOBER 23:  The Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani waves to the crowd as they arrive to a cornerstone-laying ceremony of a Qatari funded rehabilitation center October 23, 2012 in Gaza City, Gaza. The Emir of Qatar received a hero's welcome in Gaza, becoming the first head of state to visit the Palestinian territory since the Islamist militant Hamas seized control there in 2007.  (Photo by Hatem Moussa-Pool/Getty Images)