Palestinian writer released after serving time in Israeli prison for her poem

NAZARETH, The Israeli authorities released on Thursday Palestinian writer Dareen Tatour, 36, after completing her five-month prison term for a poem she wrote and which Israel considered to incite to violence.

Tatour, from the town of Reineh, near Nazareth in northern Israel, was detained in October 2015 after she published on social media a poem titled: Resist my people, resist, and included with it pictures of young Palestinians confronting heavily armed Israeli soldiers with stones and bottles.

After being held until January 2016, she was released and placed under house arrest until she was sentenced in August 2018 to five months in prison.

After serving two months in prison and counting the three months she had earlier spent in jail after her initial arrest, Tatour was freed.

Source: Palestinian News & Info Agency

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