A shooting takes place at a pub in Tel Aviv, Israel, leaving two dead and eight injured. The gunman managed to escape and possibly killed his accomplice, an Arab taxi driver, whose body was found nearby. The police identified the shooter as 30 year old muslim Nisa'at Melkham from Ar'ara and searched his home.
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.
An Israeli inquiry finds its own army acts "legal pursuant to the rules of international law" during May's fatal Gaza flotilla raid in which 9 Turkish activists were killed; a separate United Nations inquiry said there had been an "unacceptable level of brutality". The inquiry also declares Israel's naval blockade of Gaza to be legal.
Turkey buries its citizens killed in the raid. Israel states there is "no need" for an international inquiry because it expects its own inquiry to meet the "highest international standards." President of Turkey Abdullah Gül states relations between the two countries would "never be the same".
An Irish citizen captured and taken to Beersheba detention camp by Israel during their raid on the Gaza-bound international aid flotilla is hospitalised after becoming ill in Tel Aviv. [http:--www.google.com-hostednews-ukpress-article-ALeqM5gdeklhjrrytWdrY_YdbwilcW26yw (The Press Association)] [http:--www.lynnnews.co.uk-news-national-gaza_flotilla_activist_in_hospital_1_644857 (Lynnnews)]date=August 2019