Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrivaes at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Dec. 7, 2012. The exiled chief broke into tears as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international acceptance and its defiance of Israel. (Associated Press)

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Exiled Hamas chief Khaled Mashaal arrivaes at Rafah crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Dec. 7, 2012. The exiled chief broke into tears as he arrived in the Gaza Strip for his first-ever visit, a landmark trip reflecting his militant group's growing international acceptance and its defiance of Israel. (Associated Press)