He says he mistakenly thought his sister was at the border with his mother and other family members.
At least 60 people were killed after the Israeli army opened fire on tens of thousands of Palestinian protesters massing on the Gaza border, on the same day the United States officially moved its...
Eight-month-old Leila al-Ghandour was exposed to the gas during major protests yesterday, in which the health ministry said 58 Palestinians were killed.
"I think we will see the same consequences".
At first, the baby's parents thought she was merely sleeping.
The mother of Leila al-Ghandour cradles her at at the morgue of al-Shifa hospital in Gaza City on May 15.
The vast majority have been killed by live ammunition fired by Israeli snipers but Leila was reportedly caught up in a cloud of tear gas, only temporarily painful for adults but potentially more unsafe for infants.
On Tuesday, two Palestinian protesters were killed by Israeli occupation forces' fire, but the number of protesters - and wounded - declined dramatically from Monday as Gazans mourned those killed the day before.
Monday's violence erupted after up to 40,000 protestors gathered at three crossing points in the security fence which separates the Hamascontrolled Gaza Strip from Israel. The vast majority have been killed by live ammunition fired by Israeli snipers but Leila was caught up in a cloud of tear gas, only temporarily painful for adults but potentially more unsafe for infants.
Prime Minister Theresa May described the loss of life as "tragic and extremely concerning" and urged Israel to show restraint.
Israeli soldiers killed, on Tuesday evening, two Palestinians, east of the al-Boreij refugee camp, in central Gaza, and injured more than 417, in several parts of the coastal region.
Israel has faced global criticism over the use of live fire, but defends soldiers' actions as necessary to guard the border.
Mr Regev said: "If we allow the Hamas terrorists to enter Israel, we will have dead Israelis. We must protect our border".
Asked about life in Gaza, Mr Regev acknowledged the Palestinians "live a very hard life", but blamed Hamas, claiming it does nothing for the people but "invests its efforts in a holy war - their words, not mine - against Israel".
Elsewhere in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, families were preparing to bury their loved ones.