[Gaza City, October 5. Image via Getty]

A Palestinian woman holds a portrait of a loved one as she takes part in a protest in Gaza City calling for the release of Palestinian prisoners from Israeli jails on October 5, 2009. The release of 19 Palestinian women prisoners in exchange for a brief video clip of a captured Israeli soldier has handed a much-need victory to the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas, analysts said. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABED (Photo credit should read MOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images)