Hisham Saidani was killed with his bodyguard in an airstrike in the northern
Gaza Strip, Israel's military said. He was one of the top ideological guides for the violent, ultra-conservative Islamic movements in
Gaza, known as Salafi jihadis.
The Israeli military said Saidani (43) was suspected of carrying out attacks against Egyptian and Israeli targets.
Followers of Saidani killed Italian activist Vittorio Arrigoni last year.