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Detainee dead after Hebron detention center catches fire

HEBRON (Ma’an) — A military intelligence detention center belonging to Palestinian security forces in Hebron caught fire on Wednesday, killing one person in detention at the facility.

Palestinian firefighters and civil defense rushed to the scene and managed to extinguish the fire but were unable to do so in time to save the detainee’s life.

Director of Hebron Governmental Hospital Walid Zaloom identified Rabi Mahmoud al-Jamal as the fatality.

Head of military intelligence in Hebron, Ibrahim Zawahra, told Ma’an that an investigation had been launched to determine the causes of the fire.

Military prosecutor Issa Amro, meanwhile, said an autopsy had been ordered to determine the cause of death.

He added that people present at the time of the incident were also being questioned.

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