Gaza police investigating cause of blast which killed two people

A Palestinian victim of a gas canister explosion lies on a gurney as he arrives at al-Shefa hospital in Gaza City on February 1, 2018. At least seven Palestinians died in an explosion in Gaza City on January 31, as a police statement said a member of the Abu Assi family deliberately set a gas canister on fire during a family quarrel. An AFP correspondent said police forces of Hamas, the Islamist group that runs the strip, closed off the nearby area to journalists after the explosion. / AFP PHOTO / MOHAMMED ABED

Vastavam web: Police in Gaza said they are investigating the cause of a blast which killed a man and his son in the enclave on Sunday.The explosion came hours after a ceasefire ended a fierce flare-up in fighting between Israel and Gaza militants, but police did not suggest Israel was responsible.Israel carried out dozens of air strikes against the Palestinian enclave’s ruling Hamas group on Saturday and gunmen fired more than 100 rockets across the border. Two Palestinian teenagers were killed, the only reported fatalities in the fighting.