No progress in ceasefire talks as Prime Minister says date for attack on Rafah set. About 1.4 million Palestinian refugees are currently in Rafah, and Hamas leadership and some hostages are believed to be there as well.

CIA Director Burns proposed a new ceasefire and "prisoner-for-hostage" plan, including Israel exchanging 900 Palestinian prisoners for 40 hostages, and allowing Palestinian refugees to return without restrictions Northern Gaza. According to reports, all parties to the negotiations agreed to study the plan. The United Nations Security Council reconsidered Palestine's application to become a full member of the United Nations.