The United States will withhold $65 million for Palestinian aid paid via the United Nations Relief and Welfare Agency stating that UNRWA needs to make unspecified reforms. The U.S. says it will provide $60 million, 48 percent of the regular payment.
Three IDF soldiers are killed and fifteen injured when trying to disarm an IED rigged smuggling tunnel found at a UNRWA run health clinic in Khan Younis. Since the start of Operation Protective Edge 56 IDF soldiers and over 1200 Palestinian civilians and militants have been killed.
The IDF releases data indicating that long range rockets fired by Islamic Jihad in Gaza struck a hospital in Shifa and a Palestinian refugee camp in Shati killing at least nine children and two adults.