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Is Hamas honing its negotiating tactics with Israel?

What are the possible motives behind Hamas’ recent revelation of a secret unit that handles captured Israeli soldiers and its release of details about freed prisoner Gilad Shalit's incarceration?
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RAMALLAH, West Bank — Hamas’ military wing has published for the first time information and images about the operation that captured Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit on June 25, 2006. The publication also includes information about his detention, which extended until Oct. 18, 2011, when he was released in the first phase of a prisoner exchange known as the Shalit deal.

Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades released the information between Dec. 29 and Jan. 4, announcing the names of five of its now-dead members who participated in Shalit’s detention. The announcement included a brief introduction about each of the members, including previously unreleased photos of them with Shalit.

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