1,000 Words: The dead of Gaza

A mother’s grief is a universal language.

Leila al-Ghandour was 8 months old when she died today from tear gas during protests in Gaza, the family claims.

Relatives of a Leila al-Ghandour, a Palestinian baby of 8 months who according to Gaza’s health ministry died of tear gas inhalation during clashes in East Gaza the previous day, hold her at the morgue of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on May 15, 2018. Mahmud Hams | AFP/Getty Images