Exchange of fire in Gaza hours after ceasefire begins

January 18th, 2009 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Tel Aviv/Gaza, Jan 18 (DPA) Israeli troops came under fire by a group of Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip Sunday, only hours after the beginning of a unilateral ceasefire declared by Israel, an Israeli army spokeswoman said.The troops informed Israeli armoured units and air force which then shot at and hit the Palestinians, said the spokeswoman. She added she had no information about further incidents of violence.

The unilateral ceasefire declared by Israel came into effect at 2 a.m. (00:00 GMT).

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