The Palestinian Authority announces it has convinced Hamas and Islamic Jihad to accept a humanitarian ceasefire, but Hamas denies the claim.
Israel responds to 40 Palestinian rockets with 80 air strikes on what Israel states are Iranian and Hamas-controlled weapon factories in Gaza. An Egypt-meditated ceasefire is announced by Islamic Jihad soon afterward.
An explosion near the Israel–Gaza border fence kills at least four Palestinians. Hamas says terrorists from Islamic Jihad were killed. Locals claim the explosion was from the Israeli Defence Forces shelling Hamas. Israel denies any involvement.
The Palestinian Authority confirms earlier reports that Fatah activists were shot in the legs and arms after being placed under house arrest by Hamas. Hamas alleges the attacks were carried out by members acting on their own.
A cease fire deal proposed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is rejected by Israel and not commented on by Hamas. Israel agrees to a uni-lateral 12 hour humanitarian ceasefire as negotiations continue.
Leader of Hamas, Ismail Haniyeh, condemns the killing of bin Laden as "the killing of an Arab holy warrior," while Hamas' prospective power-sharing partner Fatah in the Palestinian Authority led by Mahmud Abbas issues a statement welcoming the al Qaida-leader's death.