Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rules out apologising to Turkey for killing nine of its citizens during May's Gaza flotilla raid,saying, however, that Israel would "express its regret"; the interview came after Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said that Turkey should apologize to Israel for supporting terrorists.
"Israeli commandos fired 308 live bullets at the MV "Mavi Marmara" to repel passengers who attacked them with lethal weapons",says Israel's top general as he testifies before a state-appointed inquest into May's Gaza flotilla raid.
A group of more than 30 journalists from such countries as Turkey, Spain, Germany, Lebanon, Egypt, the United Kingdom and the United States announces it is to take legal action against Israel for equipment lost and money stolen due to the Gaza flotilla raid.
The Israeli Foreign Ministry says 527 of the captured activists, as well as the bodies of those killed, have been placed on flights bound for Turkey and Greece: seven more are still in hospital: three other captured activists — one man and two women from Australia, Ireland and Italy — remain in Israel "for technical reasons".
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".
Nearly all Israeli unions announce a boycott of organized workers' trips to Turkey due to the country's support for the flotilla, with one saying that "Turkey had been wiped off the workers unions' travel maps".