Palestinian Child Dies of Exposure to Israeli Tear Gas in WB
The Palestinian health ministry announced on Friday That a Palestinian child died of exposure to tear gas fired by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank.
“Ramadan Thawabteh, eight months old, died from asphyxiation today after inhaling tear gas, fired by the Israeli army, that entered the house of his family,” the ministry said.
On Friday, clashes erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters in the city of Bethlehem, where the Thawabteh family live.
Investigations are reportedly underway to determine whether an errant tear gas canister fell into the family’s house or the gas entered from outside.
The death of the child brought to 72 the total number of Palestinians killed by Israelis since the beginning of October, Press TV reported.
Some 7,200 others have been injured either in direct confrontation with the Israelis or during protests.
Also on Friday, Israeli forces shot and killed two Palestinians in the city of Nablus after accusing them of carrying out stabbing assaults.
Meanwhile, Israeli media said numerous Palestinians have been wounded in clashes with Israeli forces along the border fence which separates the blockaded Gaza Strip from the occupied territories; Tasnim News reported.