(CNN) # An Israeli helicopter gunship fired on a donkey cart in Gaza late Thursday, killing a Hamas militant and wounding three other Palestinians, Palestinian security sources and witnesses said.
The cart was traveling in a residential neighborhood in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza when it was struck.
Witnesses said the Hamas member was traveling alone in the cart when it was struck by three rockets fired from an Israeli helicopter.
They said he was killed instantly. Three others near the cart were wounded, witnesses and hospital sources said.
Palestinian security sources identified the man killed as Hamdi Khalaq, a member of Hamas’ military wing, Izzedine al Qassam.