The head of the Palestinian negotiating team in Cairo said talks for a ceasefire in Gaza had failed and delegates were leaving Egypt.
Azzam al-Ahmed of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's mainstream Fatah movement, said: "Israel thwarted the contacts that could have brought peace ... there was an Israeli decision to make the Cairo talks fail."
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.