An Israeli aircraft targeted a white sedan traveling near the Sheikh Zaid neighborhood in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Lahiya on Thursday, killing two people and wounding two others, Palestinian health and security officials said.
According to sources in Gaza, two of the passengers, who were later identified as 43-year-old Raad Abu al-Ful, a senior member of Islamic Jihad's Qassam-manufacturing operation, and his wife, were killed instantly when a number of missiles struck their vehicle.
A spokesman for the Salah a-Din Brigades, Jihad's armed-wing, told Ynet following the strike "the rockets that are pouring down like rain on Sderot and Ashkelon are one way to respond, and the coming days will bring wit them a different kind of response."
Hamas' Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades claimed responsibility for the attacks.
On Wednesday two PRC members were killed in an Israel Air Force strike in central Gaza, and three members of the same family, including a teenager, were killed by a stray IDF missile.
AP contributed to this report