The United Nations Security Council calls for an immediate ceasefire on the Gaza Strip after an emergency meeting.
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay condemns both Israel's military actions in the Gaza Strip and Hamas for "indiscriminate attacks" on Israel, and warns that war crimes may have been committed.
Israel agrees to a two hour ceasefire in Shuja'iyya neighbourhood in the Gaza Strip at the request of the Red Cross ِafter a heavy firefight caused the death of more than 74 Palestinians and 13 Israel Defense Forces soldiers.
Despite the suspension of airstrikes by the IDF for 6 hours as the ceasefire agreement comes into effect, rockets continue to be fired from Gaza and the IDF resumes its military operation as the death toll in Gaza reaches 190.
The Israel Defense Forces launch an air and artillery offensive in the Gaza Strip to quell rocket attacks and the Israeli Air Force conducts more air strikes against the Gaza Strip after Hamas fires rockets into Israel.
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.