House fire injures 15 in West Bank settlement

House fire injures 15 in West Bank settlement

Beitar Illit residents taken to Jerusalem hospitals for treatment

Ilan Ben Zion, a reporter at the Associated Press, is a former news editor at The Times of Israel. He holds a Masters degree in Diplomacy from Tel Aviv University and an Honors Bachelors degree from the University of Toronto in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations, Jewish Studies, and English.

Fifteen people suffered smoke inhalation on Friday night after a fire broke out in an apartment in the West Bank settlement of Beitar Illit.

A 60-year-old man was moderately injured, and the other 14, half of whom were children, were lightly injured from smoke inhalation. All of the victims were taken to Jerusalem’s Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Hadassah Hospital Ein Kerem for treatment.

Fire crews evacuated all of the residents of the building and extinguished the flames. It was not yet clear what caused the fire.

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