The Liberal Democrats have admitted that it has taken a "significant amount of time and effort" to secure an agreement within the Coalition over suspending arms export licences to Israel if fighting resumes in Gaza.
It is no secret that there has been a difference of opinion in the Coalition Government on this issue. Nick Clegg and Vince Cable have been very clear for some time both privately and publicly that they wanted to see arms export licences to Israel suspended because of the situation in Gaza.
A spokesperson added that the decision was "as far as we have been able to reach in collective agreement" with the Conservatives, adding: "It has taken a significant amount of time and effort from Liberal Democrats in government to get us this far."
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.