Israel has declared a seven hour truce in Gaza starting from 10am local time (8am BST) Monday morning.
In a statement defence officials said the ceasefire would not apply in the southern Gaza town of Rafah where Israeli forces are still operating.
So far their month-long operation against Hamas has resulted in the deaths of 1,800 Palestinians and more than 60 Israelis.
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.