British medics heading to Gaza to assess the clinical needs of those injured said it will be very different to working in the UK.
Dr Steve Mannion, clinical lead for the UK assessment team, said: "There's the threat of the conflict going on all around you, there's the sense of being overwhelmed by the number of casualties - in general in the United Kingdom we don't have that.
"Also in the UK basically all the equipment you need is there right there and then to treat the patients, and this might not be the case in the setting such as we're encountering."
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.