Official medical sources report that at least 21 people were killed in a fire that broke out in the house of the Abu Riya family in Jabalia, located in the northern Gaza Strip.
According to Palestinian sources, 28 people gathered at the Abu Riya family home to celebrate the return of Dr. Maher Abu Riya, who serves as the director general of the Hamas Labor Ministry in Gaza, and worked from abroad for an extended period of time.
According to the Hamas police, a large amount of gasoline was stored near the house. According to Gazan medical sources, the death toll is expected to rise in the coming hours.
PA President Abu Mazen announced a day of mourning thought the Palestinian territories tomorrow.