A Tel Aviv judge orders the opening of safe deposit boxes believed to contain manuscripts and drawings by Bohemian writer Franz Kafka at a bank in Zürich.
Hours before the expiration of the latest cease-fire Hamas claims responsibility for firing over 29 rockets into Israel reaching Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, Israel responds with airstrikes as the peace talks break down.
Israeli police and Shin Bet arrest several suspects in relation to the bombing of a public bus in Tel Aviv. The suspects claim affiliation with Hamas and Islamic Jihad and reveal they planted the bomb on the bus and detonated it remotely using a cell phone.
In Switzerland, the people of Zurich vote to reject a ban on assisted suicide in the country, and also reject the restricting of assisted suicide to Zurich residents only. British pro-euthanasia group Dignity in Dying hails the result as a "brave decision".
People in 16 countries in 44 cities from Adelaide to Zürich cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places" by removing their trousers in public, with 3,000 people doing it in New York alone. [http:--news.bbc.co.uk-2-hi-americas-8451565.stm (BBC)] [https:--www.independent.co.uk-news-people-news-brief-encounter-pants-off-subway-day-goes-global-1864691.html ("The Independent")] [https:--ottawacitizen.com-health-Pantless+commuters+take+subways+urban+stunt-2428713-story.html ("Ottawa Citizen")]date=August 2019