AFP -The establishment of a ceasefire under the auspices of Egypt between armed groups in Gaza and the Israeli army will not last long. The day after a day of violence, an Israeli air strike killed a Palestinian near Rafah (southern Gaza). A fragile truce between Palestinian factions tacit Gaza and Israel was struggling to hold Sunday evening after an outbreak of violence that has killed eleven, ten Palestinian fighters and one Israeli civilian.
Secretary General Ban Ki-moon called on Israel to "maximum restraint" while condemning the rocket attacks from Gaza, said his spokesman Martin Nesirky.
A member of the military wing of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of (DFLP), a small left-wing nationalist organization, was killed and another seriously injured in the afternoon during an Israeli air strike near Rafah in southern Gaza.
The Israeli military confirmed that a unit of the air force had targeted a commando who was preparing to launch rockets against Israel.
This strike has increased to ten the number of Palestinians killed in Gaza in the last 24 hours, nine activists of the radical group Islamic Jihad. One Israeli died of his injuries Saturday night after firing projectiles against southern Israel.
These clashes were the bloodiest since the introduction of a tacit truce between the paramilitary organizations in Gaza and Israel in late August.
Early Sunday morning, the Palestinian movement in Gaza have pledged to restore the cease-fire with Israel, following the intervention of the Egyptian intelligence services.
But three rockets exploded Sunday night in southern Israel without causing any casualties or damage, told AFP a spokesman for the army.
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), another nationalist movement, claimed to have launched two rockets into the city of Ashkelon (South).
Islamic Jihad, which claimed most of the recent shootings, said he was "bound by the truce."
"We are bound by the Egyptian efforts, but (we retain) the right to respond to any escalation to come," said a spokesman for Islamic Jihad Daoud Shahab, noting that "cool-down will depend on the behavior of the occupier (Israel, ed) on the ground ".
In a statement, Israeli Prime Minister assured that "there is no cease-fire."
"I promise that the other side will pay a price even more expensive now until it stops to shoot," repeated Mr. Netanyahu.
The Civil Defence service of the army for its part, announced in the evening he allowed the reopening of schools on Monday. But, according to Army Radio, most municipalities in southern Israel have decided to keep these closed institutions for fear of rocket attacks.
The outbreak of violence erupted Saturday afternoon when Israeli air strike killed five militants of Islamic Jihad training camp in Rafah. The rockets were then followed, resulting in new deadly air raids.
In all, more than thirty shots were fired between Saturday and Sunday on southern Israel, officials said.
The head of European diplomacy, Catherine Ashton, Sunday expressed its "concern" and "condemned" those who are targeting civilians, in a statement. She urged "all parties to respect the cease-fire brokered by Egypt."
This is the first deadly confrontation since the Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, held captive in Gaza for more than five years, has been released on October 18 against the release of 477 Palestinian prisoners.
The last truce was concluded following a wave of violence in and around the Gaza Strip in mid-August in which at least 26 Palestinians and one Israeli were killed.