Press TV 
Monday, Jan 19, 2009
Israeli naval gunship vessels have violated the uneasy truce with Hamas, opening fire at the western coast of northern Gaza Strip.
Palestinian residents living at the western coast of northern Gaza City said Israeli naval gunship vessels opened fire at their houses in western Gaza Strip on Monday morning, AFP reported.
No casualties have been reported yet.
The breach of the ceasefire comes as many Palestinians are returning to their town while most houses are completely razed to the ground due to the 22-day massive air strikes by Israel.
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Hamas announced a week-long ceasefire in response to Israel seeking to unilaterally end its war without having achieved any of the objectives it had previously sought.
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The Hamas ceasefire will be in effect for one week, allowing Israeli troops to withdraw from the impoverished territory.
Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert declared on Sunday Israel’s willingness to drawdown troops from Gaza before the new US President Barack Obama takes office officially on Tuesday Jan 20.