Thousands of children in Gaza appear to have broken their own world record for the number of kites flown at the same time, the UN says.
The Israeli Defence Forces releases footage of a man fatally shot yesterday during an apparent attempt to breach the Gazan border fence. Israel says he was carrying an AK-47 and explosive devices including grenades, and accused Hamas of "playing with fire".
Hamas, through Egyptian-mediated talks, agrees to dissolve its Gaza administration, hold talks with the Fatah West Bank government, and hold elections for a Palestinian unity government.
Three Palestinians are killed by Israeli forces, two in Hebron, one of whom reportedly tried to ram his car into soldiers and the other during a violent demonstration in the West Bank city. A third Palestinian died in clashes with Israeli troops at the border fence between the Gaza Strip and Israel. [http:--www.todayonline.com-world-palestinian-driver-rams-israeli-soldiers-west-bank-shot-dead?singlepage=true (Today)] [http:--www.stripes.com-news-middle-east-israel-palestinian-assailant-killed-2-protesters-dead-1.383450 (AP via Stars & Stripes)]date=August 2019
Several rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel and exploded near the cities of Ashdod, Netivot and Ashkelon causing no casualties. The IDF retaliated with airstrikes against empty Hamas training camps in Gaza.
At least 11 rockets are fired into southern Israel from the Gaza Strip causing light damage to a house.
Two Palestinians held in Israeli prisons are reportedly close to death, having refused to eat for 74 days. A further 1,600 prisoners have been on hunger strike since 17 April. Leaders of the strikers wait for a response from the Israeli Prison Service to calls for negotiation on issues such as the allowing of family visits for prisoners from Gaza and the ending of the use of extended solitary confinement.
Gaza's unemployment rate was among the world's highest, at 45.2% in late 2010 according to the UN.
A delegation of The Elders visits the Gaza Strip to survey conditions, expressing disagreement with the Israeli restrictions in evidence there. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter is to join them tomorrow.
Teenager from the Gaza Strip who was alleged to have been killed by IDF soldiers last week, released from an Egyptian prison, after infiltrating the Egyptian border through an underground tunnel and saying that he and several Palestinian teenagers who were with him were tortured by Egyptian soldiers while in prison.
Israel fires its first missiles into Gaza this month injuring several civilians, following a rocket attack on a kibbutz in southern Israel which causes damage but no injuries.