A third Palestinian militant died Saturday of wounds incurred in an IAF airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip earlier in the week, Palestinian hospital officials said.

The strike was carried out Thursday after a suicide bombing at a Netanya mall on Monday killed five people.

Two militants died immediately after missiles struck a house near the northern Gaza town of Jebaliya where members of the Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades had holed up.

A third militant wounded in the attack, 27-year-old Khader Rayan, died of his wounds Saturday, hospital officials said.

The group is affiliated with Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement.