Mohammed Rafeh

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Mohammed Rafeh
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Born (1982-03-09)9 March 1982
Aleppo, Syria
Died 2 November 2012(2012-11-02) (aged 30)
Damascus, Syria
Nationality Syrian
Occupation Actor
Years active 1999–2012

Mohammed Rafeh (Arabic: محمد رافع‎; 9 March 1982 – 2 November 2012) was a Syrian actor popular around the Arab world. He was notable for his role as Ibrahim in the popular Syrian television series Bab Al-Hara.[1]

Rafeh was born in Aleppo, a half Syrian and half Palestinian. His father was a Palestinian refugee and as well an actor, Ahmad Rafeh.[2] Mohammed Rafeh was notable for his support of the Syrian government. During the Syrian Civil War, Rafeh's picture appeared on a Facebook page titled "The black list of Syrian artists".[3] Rafeh's father said that Mohammed loved Syria and the president Bashar al-Assad.[2]


Rafeh was kidnapped by the Free Syrian Army's al-Siddiq battalion on 2 November 2012 in Damascus' Barzeh neighborhood. On the same day, he was executed by gunshots to his head, neck and shoulders. On 4 November, his body was returned to his family and buried the next day.[1][2][4]


  1. ^ a b "Syrians supporting Assad turn into 'dead men walking'". RT. 12 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  2. ^ a b c Dick, Marlin (5 November 2012). "Bab al-Hara actor murdered for alleged pro-regime activity". The Daily Star. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Prominent Syrian-born Palestinian actor killed by anti-Assad gunmen". Al Arabiya. 4 November 2012. Retrieved 13 November 2012. 
  4. ^ Aneja, Atul (12 November 2012). "Tepid response to U.S. move". The Hindu. Retrieved 13 November 2012.