Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu threatens the leadership of the Gaza Strip with war if rocket attacks continue. [https:--www.news.com.au-world-breaking-news-netanyahu-threatens-war-after-rockets-land-news-story-07fe35a38397699f6a61c8ded7dcdd44 (News AU)]Israeli–Palestinian conflict
Hamas and other militant groups in the Gaza Strip fire hundreds of rockets at Israel, killing two Israeli civilians in Ashkelon and one in Ashdod. Retaliatory Israeli strikes on Gaza kill at least 23 Palestinians, including a senior Hamas commander.
A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip towards the Ashkelon region fell short and did not land in Israel with Palestinian sources indicating it may have hit a house. There were no immediate reports of injuries, or claims of responsibility. Journalists speculate that ISIL-affiliated groups are responsible.
Several rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel and exploded near the cities of Ashdod, Netivot and Ashkelon causing no casualties. The IDF retaliated with airstrikes against empty Hamas training camps in Gaza.
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologizes to his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan for the death of nine activists during a flotilla raid in Gaza in 2010 and offers compensation for their families.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tells foreign leaders Israel is ready to accept a cease fire agreement with Hamas if their rocket attacks cease. Israel launched Operation Pillar of Defense in response to rocket attacks from Gaza and is currently amassing troops in preparation for a ground incursion.
After Hamas rejects a call from the International Red Cross for access to Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held incommunicado since he was captured nearly five years ago, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Israel will reduce Palestinian prisoners' privileges in response.
After Palestinians fire a Qassam rocket that explodes in an open area of the city of Ashkelon, Israeli planes launch air strikes on several targets in the Gaza Strip, in locations which include Gaza City, Khan Yunis and Rafah.