The three day ceasefire in Gaza is "precious time" to try and resolve the conflict, US Secretary of State John Kerry has said.
Kerry explained that while the United States is grateful that the violence and bloodshed can stop for more than 24 hours "it is up to the parties, all of them, to take advantage of this moment."
He added: "There are no guarantees. This is a difficult, complicated issue, years and years in the building, and I think everybody knows it has not been easy to get to this point.
"It is imperative people make the best effort to try to find common ground and do so."
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.