Pediatrician/Lecturer, Faculty of
Science, Islamic University of Gaza, Chief Pediatrician in the
Government Hospital, Khan Yunis (76-86). Assassinated on 17 April 2004 when Israel helicopters fired missiles at a car
carrying him in Gaza.
Born in Jaffa; representative of
the Christian (Greek Catholic) community of Jaffa; anti-Zionist;
supporter of the Husseini faction; elected to the 7th Palestinian
National Congress (June 1928) as Christian representative; member
of the Palestinian Delegation to London, 1930; elected vice-president
of the Palestinian Arab Party in March 1935; elected representative
to the Arab Higher Committee to represent the Christians in 1936;
member of the delegation at the London Conference, St. James Palace,
February 1939; rejected the Government's White Paper proposal.
Roch died at the end of WWII.