Israel explored all options "loudly and quietly" before entering into the Gaza conflict after it was "left with no choice" but to attack, according to a spokesman for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Spokesperson Paul Hirschson admitted to Good Morning Britain there were civilians killed in the "vicinity" of a UN school in Gaza denied Israel had sought to attack the facility.
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.