East Jerusalem still on edge as 14-month-old baby asphyxiated by Israeli tear gas

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The news from East Jerusalem has only grown more grim. Ma’an News and others are reporting on the death of Muhammed Abu Sneneh, a 14-month-old boy who suffocated to death from Israeli tear gas used in the East Jerusalem neighborhood Al-Isawiya. Ma’an reports:

A Palestinian toddler was reported dead late Friday after Israeli forces fired tear gas amid clashes in a Palestinian neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

Medics said 14-month-old Muhammed Abu Sneneh suffocated after the gas was fired at residents and their houses in Al-Isawiya.

Israeli police spokesman Mickey Rosenfeld said he had not received any reports of injuries and that police were using minimum force to respond to incidents in Al-Isawiya, Silwan and Ras Al-Amoud.

Clashes in the occupied city have been ongoing since Wednesday, when a settler security guard shot dead two Palestinians in Silwan.

This is an unfolding story and twitter seems to be the best way to get up-to-date news. Joseph Dana (@ibnezra) has been on the scene and sending tweets. Below is his twitter feed. It should update as he sends more news.


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