GAZA CITY  - A Palestinian man was killed and another wounded in an Israeli drone strike on Rafah in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, medics and witnesses said. The men were riding a motorcycle at the time.

Palestinian sources named the victim as Eid Hijazi, 23, a member of the radical Popular Resistance Committees.

The Israeli army, in a statement, confirmed the strike, naming the wounded man as Ahmed Said Ismail, who “was among those responsible for the execution of the terror attack adjacent to the Israel-Egypt border, in which an Israeli civilian was killed, on June 18, 2012.”

That attack led to the latest major flare-up around Gaza, with Palestinians firing dozens of rockets into the Jewish state which responded with multiple air raids on the territory that killed 15 Palestinians.

The army statement said Said, Hijazi and “several other Global Jihad members were operating in order to execute a terror attack against Israeli civilians via the Israel-Egypt border.”