Faress Arafat is a Palestinian nurse who graduated from the Islamic University of Gaza just weeks before the beginning of the Israeli assault called “Al-Aqsa Flood.” Originally planning to work at Al-Shifa Hospital post-graduation, he instead found himself put immediately to work aiding injured Gazans during the war. Trapped for over 40 days when the Israeli army besieged Al-Shifa, Faress eventually reunited with his family in southern Gaza, where they now reside in a tent in Rafah. Together with friends, he initiated a small medical facility in the camp to help the refugees receive medical assistance. Faress aspires to amplify the voices of the silenced through his writing, advocacy, and podcasts.
Current as of January 2024