The West Bank city of Ramallah is the seat of the Palestinian Authority
View of the West Bank city of Ramallah -- the seat of the Palestinian Authority. A retired Palestinian security officer has died of injuries sustained after falling from a window while in Palestinian custody, security sources told AFP. © Abbas Momani - AFP/File
The West Bank city of Ramallah is the seat of the Palestinian Authority
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Last updated: July 16, 2012

Palestinian ex-officer dies after falling from window in Palestinian custody

A retired Palestinian security officer died on Sunday of injuries sustained after falling from a window while in Palestinian custody, security sources told AFP.

"This citizen is a retired security officer who was being held by the intelligence services in Ramallah on suspicion of corruption involving the sale of land," a security source told AFP on condition of anonymity.

"He fell from a building and died, but we do not know if he fell or was pushed," the source added.

The details were confirmed by a second security source, who said the man was being investigated on suspicion of having "manipulated land records and sold land to Israel."

Medical sources said the man's body was taken to the Institute for Forensic Medicine in Abu Dis, near Jerusalem, for an autopsy.

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