n eight-month-old Palestinian baby died Friday from tear gas inhalation in Beit Fajjar village south of Bethlehem during clashes in the area, the Palestinian Ministry of Health said.
The ministry said in a statement that Ramadan Mohammad Faisal Thawabta died after inhaling tear gas when clashes erupted nearby between Palestinians and Israeli military forces.
Thawabta’s body is being transported to Beit Jala Governmental Hospital.
Three Palestinians were injured with 0.22 caliber bullets during clashes in the village, the ministry added.
An Israeli army spokesperson did not have any immediate information but told Ma’an they were looking into the incident.
The eight-month-old child’s death brings the total number of Palestinians killed this month to nearly 70, at least ten of whom have been children.
Sixty-nine Palestinians have been killed from clashes and attacks on Israeli military personnel and civilians, many of which have been disputed.
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