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Mashaal: Schalit deal luminous page in Palestinian history

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal praised on Tuesday the deal to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails in exchange for IDF soldier Gilad Schalit, calling it a "luminous page in the national history of the Arab and Islamic nation of Palestine."
The head of Hamas's political bureau in Damascus said in Cairo that it was a "miracle" that Hamas was able to hold on to Schalit and fend of Israeli intelligence efforts to release him for five years.
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