Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is indicted on three counts of corruption. The Israeli Air Forces launches an air strike on Gaza. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas says he will not participate in any peace talks until Israel agrees to a full settlement freeze, while EU foreign policy chief Javier Solana says Israel and the US are working on the technical aspects of a deal and may agree by mid-September. Hamas has hinted that Fatah officials who were in the West Bank for the party congress might not be allowed reentry to Gaza. Israel opens all three border crossings with Gaza today for commercial shipments and humanitarian aid.

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