Yafa Jarrar

Yafa Jarrar is a Palestinian human rights lawyer living in Ottawa. Yafa was born in Jerusalem and raised in Ramallah, Palestine. She moved to Canada in 2003 to attend Lester B. Pearson College of the Pacific. Yafa has been involved with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement in Palestine and internationally since the BDS call in 2005. Over the years, she has witnessed the violent arrests of her parents, both of whom were political prisoners in Israeli prisons for many years. Yafa’s mother, Khalida Jarrar, is an elected member of the Palestinian Legislative Council and is currently a political prisoner in Damon Israeli prison.