Egypt sends 'reconstruction' convoy to bombed-out Gaza
"Following the directives of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, engineers and technical teams crossed the Rafah border point," read a statement from the government.
Photographs released by Egypt showed dozens of construction vehicles emblazoned with the Egyptian flag.
They will be used to "clear the rubble" of debris left after the strikes to "prepare the ground for reconstruction", the statement added.
Israeli strikes on Gaza killed 254 Palestinians, health officials said.
Rockets and other fire from Gaza claimed 12 lives in Israel, medics said.