Baby dies in West Bank tear gas incident

Posted on Oct 31, 2015

( October 30, 2015 – An eight-month-old Palestinian boy died after choking on tear gas fired by the Israeli army near his West Bank home.

A spokesman for the Palestinian Health Ministry said Ramadan Thawabteh died after the gas seeped into his house in Bethlehem not far from where clashes broke out between youths and Israeli soldiers.

The baby is the latest victim of weeks of violence sweeping through Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, amid fears of a third Palestinian uprising.