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    Analysis: Hamas-Israel prisoners swap

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    Hamas has reached a deal with the Israeli government for the release 1,027 prisoners in exchange for Gilad Shalit, the Israel soldier who was captured in 2006 and has since been held in the Gaza Strip.

    Al Jazeera's senior political analyst Marwan Bishara explains the significance of the new development.