Israel's prime minister has accused Hamas of using "savagery" against civilians like the Islamic State militants in Iraq.
At a news conference in Tel Aviv, Benjamin Netanyahu said there "will be a continued campaign" aimed at restoring "calm and safety" to Israeli citizens.
He added that he saw a "new diplomatic horizon" ahead for Israel in the region.
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.