A group of German Jews prepare to send a ship with humanitarian aid to the blockaded Gaza Strip.
An explosion and fire in Ludwigshafen, at the largest production site of BASF in Germany, kills at least two people and injures six more with two people still missing. BASF is the world's biggest chemical producer.
In the villages of Deir Nizam, Bel'ien and Ne'lien near Ramallah in the West Bank and Gaza Strip hundreds of Palestinians and Israeli peace activists protest against Israel's decision to build a wall and expand Jewish settlements, while several of them are injured by Israeli tear gas and bullets.
More than 160 people are trapped in vehicles overnight in Germany, dozens of flights are cancelled, Berlin and Leipzig are buried under 30cm of snow, parts of Schleswig-Holstein remain unreachable. The electricity of 80,000 people is cut off by snow in Poland. Eurostar services are affected in Belgium, Britain and France.