The Israeli military fired a missile Wednesday at a car in northern Gaza it said was packed with militants about to carry out an attack. Four Palestinians were killed and four were wounded, Palestinian hospital officials said.
Witnesses said an Israeli drone was overhead at the time of the attack outside Karni, Gaza's main cargo passage.
The Israeli military said it targeted members of the Popular Resistance Committees on their way to carry out an attack against Israel. The vehicle was loaded with explosives, according to the military.
The military would not say where it believed the car was headed. The Karni passage in northern Gaza has been the site of militant attacks in the past.
Dozens gathered in an angry crowd outside the hospital morgue and emergency room, chanting, "God is Great!" and "Destroy Israel!" according to the AP.