Egypt has called on Israel and the Palestinian factions to start a three-day ceasefire in Gaza at 6am UK time tomorrow.
It has also invited all parties to send senior delegations to Cairo for talks aimed at reaching a permanent resolution to the crisis that has left 1,700 people dead.
"We hope this will secure a permanent ceasefire and restore stability," the Egyptian foreign ministry said tonight.
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.