The Israel Defense Forces are instructed to prepare for a large-scale military offensive in Gaza if demands for Hamas to halt the launches of flaming kites, incendiary devices and rocket attacks are not met by Friday.
Israel's Defence Forces, Border Police, and Shin Bet jointly arrest nineteen suspected terrorists, fifteen of them Hamas members detained for links to Gazan Hamas activist Khaled al-Din Hamed, in Ramallah. Troops disable a Hamas printing press and seize money and a car.
Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman says the nation will maintain its tactics at the Gazan border of shooting anybody who approaches the fence, and calls on Hamas to cease hostilities in exchange for aid.
For the second time, an inspection by United Nations officials reveals rockets being stored in a UNWRA run school in Gaza. Rockets discovered in a school a week ago were returned to Hamas by UNWRA workers.
The bodies of three kidnapped Israeli teenagers, including one with dual American citizenship, are found partially buried near Hebron on the West Bank. Shin Bet determined they were murdered shortly after being kidnapped, and is searching for two Hamas kidnappers and accomplices.
The office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu office reportedly calls for the United States to thwart Palestinian attempts to create a unity government; however, Hamas opposes Abbas' visit to Gaza claiming he is using the visit as a "ploy," and demands the release of Hamas prisoners held by the Palestinian Authority in West Bank
Two Hamas militants are killed, several others are injured and more are detained in an overnight Israeli military raid on Hebron in the Palestinian territories. A Hamas-affiliated group, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, threatens revenge attacks.