Talks to extend the current three-day truce in Gaza between Israel and Hamas are ongoing in Cairo as the Friday morning deadline looms but both sides have declared their readiness to resume arms if the latest negotiations fail.
A senior Hamas official earlier threatened to quit the talks unless the group's truce demands were met. Palestinians want an Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza to be lifted and prisoners held by Israel to be freed.
Israel said it is only ready to agree to an extension to the truce, which is set to expire at 8am local time tomorrow (6am BST), though Egyptian mediators appeared publicly optimistic of progress being reached.
Indirect talks are ongoing and we still have today to secure (a truce extension). Egypt's aims are to stabilise and extend the truce with the agreement of both sides and to begin negotiations towards a permanent agreement to cease fire and ease border restrictions.
The head of Israel's armed forces, though, confirmed his troops would use "whatever force necessary to ensure the security of Israeli citizens" if Hamas broke the truce.
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.