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  • Ami Ayalon, center, in a scene from the Oscar-nominated documentary, "The Gatekeepers," about former heads of  the Israeli security agency, Shin Bet. (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Classics)

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    Few films have ever pulled back the curtain on intelligence work like the Academy Award-nominated documentary “The Gatekeepers,” based around interviews with six former heads of Shin Bet, the Israeli internal security agency responsible for counterterrorism, protecting Israel’s political leaders and collecting intelligence on threats in the West Bank and Gaza. The recollections of its leaders provide an extraordinary perspective on Israel’s post-1967 history.

  • Hamas militant Fakhri Barghouti waves to the crowd after arriving in the West Bank city of Ramallah after his release in October. Palestinian prisoners freed by Israel in a swap for an Israeli soldier are racing to make up for lost time. Many of the 477 ex-inmates are getting married, building homes or enrolling in college.  (Associated Press)

    Freed Palestinians build new lives as Israelis monitor them

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  • Mosab Hassan Yousef walks into his deportation hearing held at the immigration detention center in San Diego Wednesday, June 30, 2010.  Yousef says he will be killed if he is deported from the United States to the West Bank. The oldest son of one of Hamas' founders, he was an Israeli spy for a decade, and he abandoned Islam for Christianity, further marking him a traitor.   (AP Photo/Denis Poroy)

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    Palestinian militant groups in the Gaza Strip have an estimated 5,000 rockets, some of them with a range of up to 25 miles, the head of Israel's Shin Bet security service said Tuesday.

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