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Gaza Looks Out Onto a Changing Middle East

Ryan Bohl
Middle East and North Africa Analyst, Stratfor
May 16, 2018 | 14:39 GMT
Palestinian protesters in Gaza look skyward as an Israeli drone shoots tear gas canisters toward them on May 15, 2018.

Palestinian protesters in Gaza look skyward as an Israeli drone shoots tear gas canisters toward them on May 15, 2018. Some states in the region, like Iran and Turkey, gain influence with each new Palestinian crisis, while others, like Saudi Arabia, seek to balance condemning Israeli actions against their desire to get closer to Israel to counter Iran.

(SPENCER PLATT/Getty Images)

The latest protests against Israel in Gaza come as some countries in the region, like Iran and Turkey, are seeking new opportunities to exert influence, while others, such as Saudi Arabia, see the Palestinian issue as a distraction from greater threats....

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