Thousands mourn Palestinian fire victims in Gaza

Palestine

Published: 2022-11-18 18:25

Last Updated: 2022-12-05 10:12


Thousands mourn Palestinian fire victims in Gaza
Thousands mourn Palestinian fire victims in Gaza

Thousands of Palestinians turned out Friday for the funeral of 21 people who died in a Gaza Strip apartment building fire, an AFP correspondent said.

At least seven children were among the dead in the blaze at Jabalia Palestinian refugee camp on Thursday night, said the head of the Indonesian Hospital there, Saleh Abu Lai.

Mourners carried the coffins, draped in Palestinian flags, through crowds in the camp toward Beit Lahia cemetery for burial.

While the cause of the fire remained unknown, a spokesman for the civil defense unit told AFP that supplies of fuel were stored in the three-story building.