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Tear Gas Fired by Israeli Troops Kills Palestinian Girl, 3

May 27, 1988|Associated Press

JERUSALEM — Israeli soldiers fired tear gas grenades at Palestinian protesters in the Gaza Strip today, and a 3-year-old girl who inhaled the gas died, Arab reports and Israel radio said.

The army command confirmed the child's death but said the cause could not exactly be determined.

Also today, two Palestinian teen-agers shot by Israeli soldiers during clashes in the occupied West Bank died, hospital officials and Israel radio said.

The deaths bring to 198 the number of Palestinians killed since the Arab uprising in the occupied territories began last Dec. 8. Two Israelis also have died.

In Gaza City, hundreds of Muslim worshipers waving outlawed Palestinian flags and black flags of mourning marched from a mosque to the home of Ahmad Wazir, the cousin of the slain PLO military chief Khalil Wazir.

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