An Islamist militant group claimed responsibility, citing retaliation for the Israeli attack on Palestinians protesting the death of an inmate in an Israeli prison.
As much as 60 percent of the aid was damaged or otherwise unusable. Some still hasn't been distributed.
As a Gaza humanitarian flotilla carrying some 800 demonstrators and 10,000 tons of goods approaches its destination, Israeli officials are applying lessons learned from the previous eight Palestinian aid flotillas. But officials don't expect the Israeli message to win the media campaign.
A new Israel military order scheduled to go into effect on Tuesday gives Israel the power to deport and prosecute Palestinians living in the West Bank without a permit.
US Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Israel on Monday after Israelis and Palestinians agreed to restart peace talks. But the issue of Israel settlements came to the fore again, with 112 new housing units announced for the West Bank.
Israel announced that Iron Dome, a locally designed short-range missile-defense system designed to shoot down Qassam and other rockets fired from the Gaza Strip and Lebanon, performed well in recent tests.
Human rights groups that help Palestinians with urgent requests to leave Gaza – often for medical care – can no longer directly petition the Israeli authorities.
With no clear guidelines for what Israel will allow in, aid groups have run into trouble with everything from 90 tons of pasta to nutritional bars mistranslated as steel bars.