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Israel's Civil Administration on the West Bank declared 189 dunams of land belonging to the Palestinian village of Karyut to be state land, to retroactively "legalize" a settlement outpost.

In a resolution that passed 406-6, the US House of Representatives threatened to cut off funding to the Palestinian Authority if it pursues recognition of statehood outside of negotiations with Israel. 

As participants in the Gaza flotilla return to the US, their ships impounded by the Greek coast guard, Israel and the blockade-busters are waging a propaganda war to spin the affair before world opinion.

A new report by UN  Secretary General Ban Ki-moon into the violence along the Israeli-Lebanon border on Nakba Day harshly criticizes the Israeli army for using unnecessary force in firing on protesters.

The Tahrir, a Canadian ship taking part in the planned aid flotilla to Gaza, was forced to return to Aghios Nikolaos harbor in Crete after an attempt to reach international waters was thwarted by coast guards.

Israeli police limited access to al-Aqsa Mosque in a precautionary measure after clashes in Jerusalem. Meanwhile haredi Jews clashed with police over the arrest of Rabbi Yaakov Yosef on suspicion of inciting violence.

Hundreds of Palestinian detainees at Ashkelon prison, in Israel's south, continued their hunger strike into a second day following attacks by prison security forces, who fired tear-gas and beat detainees with batons and hoses.