The Life and Killing of Dr Refaat Alareer, Gaza’s Storyteller

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In this unique and emotional episode, PalCast host Dr. Yousef Aljamal and pals Tony Groves and Helena Cobban share memories of Dr. Refaat Alareer, the beloved Gaza teacher and mentor who was killed by Israel on December 7 along with six of his family members. Yousef, Tony, and Helena speak of the breadth of Refaat’s wisdom, humanity, love of literature, and sense of humor, and concluded that he lives on in the rich networks of his mentees, students, and friends that now embrace Gaza and the world. Listen to anecdotes sweet and poignant, some short readings, and a deep appreciation of Refaat’s legacy. We also address how some framed his unapologetic stance as controversial. He is so sadly missed.
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