Palestinian infant dies of tear gas inhalation


Published: 2017-07-08 10:34

Last Updated: 2017-07-08 10:34

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Roya News Source

An 18-month old Palestinian infant died Friday evening, two months after suffering from tear gas inhalation during clashes with Israeli occupation forces in the village of Abud in the central occupied West Bank district of Ramallah.

According to Palestinian news agency Wafa, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said that 18-month-old Abdul Rahman Barghouti, stayed Hadassah Hospital in West Jerusalem after suffering from tear gas inhalation in May. before being transferred to the Palestine Medical Hospital in Ramallah, where he was pronounced dead.

Barghouti was suffocated following clashes which broke out across the occupied West Bank on May 19 in support of some 1,300 Palestinian prisoners who were undergoing a mass hunger strike.

At the time, Israeli forces shot tear gas into Palestinian homes, which caused many residents, including Barghouti, to suffer from tear gas inhalation.