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Sentenced to prison for his poetry

TEL AVIV: Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour was arrested and placed under house arrest by Israeli authorities in October 2015. Because of a poem. Well, she's out of house arrest. 3. March she comes to Oslo (at Vega, the salon).


She was arrested on 11. October 2015. A week before, she had written a poem and posted it on her Facebook page. Dareen Tatour writes in Arabic, but in the English translation of the poet Tariq al Haydar the poem is called "Resist, My People, Resist Them" and it contains lines like "I will not succumb to the 'peaceful solution' / Never lower my flags / Until I evict them from my land ».

"I have no idea why that particular poem was more dangerous than the many others I have written," she says when we meet at a café in Tel Aviv. Dareen Tatour are Palestinians; she emphasizes this several times during our conversation. But she was born and raised in the village of Reineh, a little north of Nazareth,. . .

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Hans Henrik Fafner
Fafner is a regular critic in Ny Tid. Residing in Tel Aviv.

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