Professor and literary mentor, Alareer was the author of the project “We are not numbers” writing in English about the Palestinian reality edit
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247 – Refaat Alareer, Palestinian poet and professor of English Literature at the Islamic University of Gaza, was the fatal victim of an Israeli air strike this Thursday (7). Friends of the artist confirmed the tragic news, highlighting his importance in the territory’s literary scene.
“The loss of Refaat is tragic, painful and shocking. It’s a huge gap,” expressed Ahmed Alnaoq, a close friend of the poet, in a post on the social network X, formerly Twitter.
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In addition to his role as a professor at the university, Alareer was one of the creators of the “We are not numbers” project. This initiative brought together writers from Gaza with foreign mentors, helping them to express their experiences and reality in the region in English. The information is from TV Cultura.
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