Palestinian poet and Dareen Tatour was surrounded by supporters on Thursday, May 3 as the Nazareth Magistrate’s Court found her guilty of incitement to violence and supporting a terror organization. The conviction centered around three social-media posts, including the poem “Resist, My People, Resist Them“:
The thirty-six-year-old poet, who is an Israeli citizen, has been in and out of detention since October 2015, when she was arrested in her home near Nazareth. It was in November 2015 that she was charged with “incitement” and supporting terrorism.
The writer and activist who writes under the name Yoav Haifawi was at the court, and said that in Tatour’s statement following her conviction, she said she’d had no expectation of justice: