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Abu Obaida (C), the spokesman for the Ezzedine Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, speaks during a news conference on October 18, 2012 at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip to mark the first anniversary of a deal which saw the exchange of 1,027 Palestinian prisoners for captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. The snatching of Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit in June 2006 by a group of Hamas militants and others sparked a more than five-year crisis for Israel, which finally ended on October 18, 2011. Photo by Majdi Fathi