The death of 30-year-old Mohammad Abdul-Jawad Zo’rob was announced on Tuesday May 21st in the besieged Gaza Strip, almost thirteen months after he was shot and wounded by Israel’s occupation forces. Zo’rob had been shot with an expanding bullet by Israeli occupation forces’ sniper on Friday April 27th 2018 during a Great Return March demonstration. He was apparently wounded in his foot. He went through several surgeries, but the foot became infected several times and developed tumours. His apparent direct cause of death is said to have been cancer (exacerbated by lack of medical care and medicine as a result of the siege), which his family believes was caused by the physical trauma he suffered. Although physical trauma has been evoked as a possible cause to some cancers in medical studies, this has never been proved and is now considered unlikely. Mohammad Zo’rob’s funeral took place in his home town of Rafah in southern part of the small coastal enclave.
(Source / 27.05.2019)