Martyrdom of youngest Palestinian, victim of Israel's bloodbath to make Jerusalem its capital / Video

Laila Anwar al-Ghandour, an eight-month-old baby girl, died of tear-gas inhalation at dawn, Gaza's Ministry of Health says, highlighting international outrage over the killings by Israeli soldiers of 60 Palestinians who joined in a massive protest against the opening of the US embassy in Al Quds (Jerusalem).


(AhlulBayt News Agency) - Laila Anwar al-Ghandour, an eight-month-old baby girl, died of tear-gas inhalation at dawn, Gaza's Ministry of Health says, highlighting international outrage over the killings by Israeli soldiers of 60 Palestinians who joined in a massive protest against the opening of the US embassy in Al Quds (Jerusalem).

Laila was the youngest fatality of the demonstrations on Monday, which were held in the run up to the 70th anniversary on Tuesday of the Nakba, or Catastrophe, the day the state of Israel was established on May 15, 1948, forcing hundreds of thousands of Palestinians from their homes.

According to the Palestine Network for Dialogue, Laila and the al-Ghandour family are residents of the al-Shati district, also known as Beach Camp, in western Gaza.

On Tuesday, the activist group posted images of the al-Ghandour family bidding farewell to Laila.

At least eight Palestinians under the age of 18 were among the dead in the protest on Monday.

On Tuesday, Talal Adel, a 16-year-old, died after sustaining severe injuries on Monday.

The Israeli military has imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the Gaza Strip for more than a decade, cutting the Palestinian territory off from the outside world and leaving many of its residents impoverished, including the al-Ghandour family.

For the past seven weeks, Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have been protesting as part of a campaign demanding the right of return for Palestinian refugees to the areas they were forcibly expelled from in 1948.

Since the protests began on March 30, Israeli forces have killed at least 108 Palestinians in the coastal enclave and wounded about 12,000 people.

The bloodshed in Gaza contrasted with the events in Jerusalem on Monday, as US President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, joined Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in inaugurating the US embassy.





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