Gaza flotilla raid
Arab League foreign ministers meet in Cairo and reach an agreement to ask the United Nations Security Council to force Israel to end the blockade of Gaza.
Palestinian factions, Hamas and Fatah, sign a unity deal in Cairo, that is also publicly supported by the governments of Egypt and Saudi Arabia. The Fatah-controlled Palestinian National Authority (PNA), along with Israel, currently govern the West Bank. According to the signatories of the deal, the PNA will take administrative control of the Gaza Strip, and, along with Hamas, police its borders. The signatories consider the agreement a first step, and, if productive, plan to meet next month to address the remaining issues. The government of Israel opposes any involvement by Hamas in a Palestinian government.
A Turkish ship carrying humanitarian aid for the Gaza Strip docks at the Israeli port city of Ashdod, the first warming move between the two countries since relations began to improve. Relations between Turkey and Israel were tense since the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid but ended last week when Turkey agreed to normalize ties in a diplomatic treaty.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologizes to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the death of nine activists during a flotilla raid in Gaza in 2010 and offers compensation for their families.
The G8 releases a statement agreeing that Israel's blockade on Gaza is "not sustainable and must be changed" and calling for United Nations Security Council Resolution 1860, which was approved by the United Nations Security Council in January 2009, to be implemented.
Israel asks the United Nations to suspend attempts to organise an international inquiry into the Gaza flotilla raid, with Israeli Defence Minister Ehud Barak saying "some organisation, probably backed by a terror organisation, (is) once again trying to send a vessel into Gaza."
Arriving in the Gaza Strip for the first time since Israel blockaded it in 2006, Secretary-General of the Arab League, Amr Moussa, calls for the blockade to be ended.
Another Irish ship, the 1,200-ton MV "Rachel Corrie", is headed to Gaza, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says that Israel will not allow it to dock in Gaza.
Survivors of the Israeli assault on the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla return to Greece and Turkey, providing the first eyewitness accounts of the attack.
Israeli forces storm the Gaza-bound international flotilla, resulting in the deaths of at least 10 activists.
The Arab League expresses "great" concern over Israeli "aggression" in the Gaza Strip, stating that human rights are being breached.