Gaza is testing the limits of Iran’s Mideast ambitions / Trita Parsi

It is clear who the losers of the Gaza war are. At the end of this latest round of fighting, Gaza will be even more devastated; the dignity of its people even more trampled upon and Israel’s security and international legitimacy further eroded. Disparity between Israel and Gaza will grow wider (Gaza has a per capita income of $1,483 compared to Israel’s $31,000) and the seeds of the next war will have been sown. But who will benefit from this war? And is it, as some have suggested, a precursor to Israeli military strikes against Iran?

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