In a statement to the Commons on Gaza, Foreign Secretary William Hague said that Britain had "acted swiftly" to ensure the safe departure of 27 British nationals and their Palestinian dependants from Gaza last night.
They left Gaza through Israel to Jordan before travelling onward, MPs were told.
We have acted swiftly to ensure the safe departure of British nationals wanting to leave Gaza.
Late last night we successfully assisted the departure of 27 British nationals and their Palestinian dependants from Gaza through Israel to Jordan for onward travel.
I'm grateful to the UN, FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) staff from London, Gaza, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Amman and to the Israeli and Jordanian authorities for their work to ensure the success of this operation.
He said the UK's three objectives are to secure a ceasefire to end the violence affecting Palestinians and Israelis, to alleviate humanitarian suffering, and to "keep alive" the prospect for peace negotiations, which he said is the "only hope of breaking this cycle of violence and devastation once".
It's been an emotionally exhausting day in Israel and Gaza as hopes for peace were raised then dashed then raised then dashed again.
In the court of international opinion, this is how Israel wins a battle and still manages to lose the war.
Until the Israelis and the Palestinians find a way of resolving the underlining conflict this will not be more than a pause.