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Palestinian baby dies from tear gas inhalation at Gaza protest: ministry

AFP  |  Gaza City 

A Palestinian baby died as a result of inhaling tear gas during clashes along the Israel-border, the health ministry in the enclave announced today.

Eight-month-old was exposed to the gas east of City during major protests yesterday, in which the health ministry said 58 Palestinians were killed most of them by sniper fire.

It was not immediately clear how close to the border fence Ghandour and her family were.

At least five protests sites have been established since demonstrations began on March 30, most of them with both frontline areas and places for families further back.

Yesterday's protests were against the opening of the controversial to in Jerusalem, which had angered Palestinians who see the eastern part of the city as their capital.

Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied near the border fence, with smaller numbers seeking to breach it.

Israeli forces on the border used tear gas and sniper fire on the crowds.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 11:30 IST