Khaled Jarrar was born in Jenin, Occupied Palestine in 1976. He lives and works in Ramallah. Jarrar completed his studies in interior design at the Palestine Polytechnic University in 1996. After graduating he secretly went to Nazareth to work as a carpenter, living as an "illegal" laborer.
In 1998, Jarrar began an intensive military training that resulted in him working for Arafat as his personal guard until his death in 2004. In his quest to create a life between military and artistic activity, Jarrar entered the field of photography in 2005. He graduated from the International Academy of Art in Ramallah, Palestine in 2011 and completed his MFA in Fine Arts at the University of Arizona in 2019.