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Dareen Tatour case: Israeli court sentences Arab poet for incitement to violence

Dareen Tatour's case drew international attention after Israel put her under extended house arrest for her poems.


PTI 01 Aug 2018, 12:34 PM Israel

An Israeli court has sentenced an Arab poet to five months in prison for incitement to violence over social media posts she made during a wave of Israeli-Palestinian violence.

Dareen Tatour's case drew international attention after Israel put her under extended house arrest for her poems.

More than 150 literary figures, including authors Alice Walker and Naomi Klein, called for Tatour's release.

Critics called her to arrest a violation of freedom of expression.

In delivering its sentence yesterday, the court says Tatour's poem was inciting and that free expression has limits.

Tatour was also convicted of supporting a terror group. She says her poem was not a call to violence.

Israel says the two-year outburst of attacks that began in 2015 was fuelled by Palestinian incitement spread on social media.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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