Peace talks to resolve the Gaza conflict could start as early as tomorrow, US officials said.
US Secretary of State John Kerry said the Gaza ceasefire parties will be invited to take part in "serious negotiations" in Cairo.
He added he hoped the 72-hour truce was a "lull of opportunity" for both sides to make an effort to find some common ground.
The US will send a small delegation to attend the talks.
There have been two days of quiet in Gaza. No rockets or missiles, no more destroyed houses, no more ambulance sirens screaming.
A three-year-old girl has been rescued from Gaza and brought to London for life-saving heart surgery.
A small team of NHS doctors and surgeons is travel to Gaza to set up facilities and establish how best to use specialists and equipment.