The UK Foreign Secretary has called for an "immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire" in Gaza.
I spoke to Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman and Israeli Justice Minister Tzipi Livni this morning to discuss how to resolve the crisis in Gaza. I reiterated the UK’s position on the need for an immediate and unconditional humanitarian ceasefire, for every effort to be made to prevent further civilian casualties. Hamas must also cease the firing of rockets at Israeli communities and endangering the lives of the Israeli population.
Palestinian officials say 1,775 people, most of them civilians, have been killed in Gaza. Israel has confirmed that 67 soldiers have died in combat, while Palestinian shelling has also killed three civilians in Israel.
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.