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Man sets himself on fire in Gaza hospital

April 4, 2016 10:27 P.M. (Updated: April 4, 2016 10:29 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma’an) -- A Palestinian man burned himself to death on Monday inside a hospital building in the central Gaza Strip, witnesses told Ma’an.

Bystanders rushed to help Muhammad Abd al-Rahman Ghazal, 45, after he spilled gasoline on his body and set fire to his clothes inside the al-Aqsa Martyrs Hospital in the town of Deir al-Balah.

However, the witnesses said, Ghazal died before they could save him.

According to a statement the hospital’s administration, the event took place at 8:50 a.m. The statement read that “a patient suffering from psychological disorders took a gallon of gasoline and spilled it on his body on purpose.”

The statement added that the man had attempted to end his life several times before, according to his hospital records.

The director general of mental health department of the Gaza Health Ministry, Yahya Khader, told Ma’an that Ghazal was officially registered as a “patient suffering from depression since 2003,” and that he had abstained from receiving treatment since 2014.
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