The Israeli military told Palestinians who had fled fighting in the northern Gaza town of Beit Lahiya they could return.
The residents are advised to beware of explosive devices Hamas has spread across the area.
The statement summarised what it said had been all-clear messages relayed to Beit Lahiya's 70,000 residents.
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.