Jaffa Medical Complex was founded by Adly M. Derhally, a Palestinian entrepreneur who came from a business and medical-focused background. Adly brought over 60 years of regional and international experience in the fields of healthcare, medical equipment, and pharmaceuticals in New York, Kuwait, Jordan, and the wider Middle East.
As the name might hint, Adly was born in Jaffa, Palestine. Though he left Palestine at the age of 12 in 1948, he never forgot his birthplace Jaffa, known for its port and oranges. By founding Jaffa Medical Complex, he enjoyed combining his two passions: healthcare and celebrating Jaffa’s history.
In his final years, Adly also published the book Jaffa Forever, commemorating the history of the port city. It was reviewed by the renowned anti-Zionist Israeli historian and author Ilan Pappe in Mondoweiss.