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        1/26/2012, Shevat 2, 5772

      Prison Fire was Prisoner Arson


      An investigation by the Israel Prisons Service into Thursday morning's fire at the Ma'asiyahu Prison, in the central Israeli city of Ramle, indicates that prisoners set fire to a mattress as an act of protest after one of them was taken for a clarification following a brawl. Nine prisoners suffered light to heavy smoke inhalation and were taken to Kaplan Hospital in Rechovot and to Tel Hashomer and Asaf Harofe, east of Tel Aviv.

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