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Infant seriously hurt from tear gas inhalation dies at hospital

RAMALLAH, July 7, 2017 (WAFA) – An 18-month old Palestinian infant seriously hurt two months ago from tear gas inhalation fired by Israeli troops at homes in the village of Aboud, northwest of Ramallah, died on Friday at hospital, according to sources.

The Ministry of Health had at the time of the injury transferred the infant, Abdul Rahman Barghouti, to Hadassah hospital in Israel for treatment due to the severity of his condition.

However, all efforts to save his life failed and Barghouti was declared dead on Friday evening.

Soldiers who have clashed with Aboud residents on March 19 during a protest in support of prisoners on hunger strike randomly fired a large volume of tear gas at civilian homes causing the suffocation of many, including women and children.

Barghouti was seriously affected by the tear gas and Palestinian ambulances attempting to reach his home were blocked by Israeli army jeeps.

Palestinian medics had to go on foot to reach the infant, gave him first aid and had to carry him back to their vehicles to transfer him to Ramallah hospital, 30 minutes away.

When his condition was reported serious at Ramallah hospital, the infant was quickly transferred to Hadassah in West Jerusalem where he later died.

K.T./M.K.

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