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What's next for Gaza?
What's next for Gaza?

The "long-term" cease-fire between Israel and Hamas announced on Tuesday — assuming that it holds — is welcome first and foremost because it promises an end to a conflict that disproportionately cost the lives of innocent civilians. Israel and the Islamist group Hamas have clashed before, but this conflict was particularly prolonged and bloody. Even if one accepts Israel's right to respond to rocket attacks on its territory — and we do — the human toll of this conflict was horrific. In nearly two months of fighting (punctuated by temporary cease-fires) more than 2,200 people were killed. Most were Palestinians, including large numbers of civilians,...