Elia bin Jirji Murakada was a Syrian jurist, journalist and capitalist. He received his education in Al-Tajheez Orthodox School in Damascus, after which he pursued a degree in law. After his studies, Murakada worked in business and paper securities. In 1927, he founded Al Nashra Al-Akareya newspaper, which published in Beirut until 1930. Throughout his career, his writings were published in several Syrian newspapers.