“The fire in Gaza was caused by a celebratory hoax.” Investigators reveal

“The fire in Gaza was caused by a celebratory hoax.” Investigators reveal
“The fire in Gaza was caused by a celebratory hoax.” Investigators reveal

“The fire in Gaza was caused by a celebratory hoax.” Investigators reveal

Investigators revealed on Sunday that the massive fire that broke out last week in apartment in the Gaza Strip It was accidentally broken out by a man using gasoline in a party hoax, but they don’t explain how they reached that conclusion.

Hamas-appointed Gaza Attorney General Muhammad al-Nahhal said in a statement on Sunday that the death toll had fallen from 21 to 22. Without going into details, according to the Associated Press.

“lost control”

He added to reporters that Nader Abu Raya invited his parents, siblings and their children to celebrate his older brother’s return from a trip abroad, explaining that Nader started preparations with all the guests at the family home in the living room was called a festive trick with gasoline.

While the beekeeper added that “the cause of the fire was the infrequent use of gasoline in a celebratory fire show during the ceremony,” he pointed out that “Nader lost control and the flame reached a nearby gas tank and the fire broke out. “

From the fire in Gaza (France Press archives)

He showed pre-recorded video clips from Nader’s phone, which he said showed a house filled with potentially flammable items, including painted tires hanging from the ceiling.

Investigators also spoke to one of Nader’s relatives, a woman who does not live in the building. She said that Nader liked to do fire tricks at parties.

The dead are from the same family

The fire broke out Thursday in a third-floor apartment of the Abu Raya family home in the overcrowded Jabalia refugee camp in northern Gaza.

Neighbors tried to reach the burning floor but were stopped by the outside door of the dormitory 3 floors that was closed .

It is noteworthy that the dead came from the same family and there were no survivors who could describe the events. The dead also belonged to 3 generations, namely a married couple, their five sons, their daughter, two wives of two of their children and no less than 11 grandchildren. .

A fire truck

First said Hamas The fire broke out due to the storage of gasoline, which is common given the severe energy crisis in Gaza since the movement took control of the Gaza Strip in 2007.

as such The fire further exposed the Gaza Strip’s poor infrastructure. Eyewitnesses reported that a fire engine arrived at the scene but was not equipped with a ladder to transport the firefighters to the third floor.


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