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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Hearing for Persecuted Palestinian Poet Postponed
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
Arab Israeli poet Dareen Tatour was imprisoned multiple times for criticizing repressive Israeli policies.
Most recently, she's been alternatively imprisoned and held under house arrest since 2015 for the duration of her trial – accused for the crime of poetry, daring to criticize Israeli repression.
From "A Poet Behind Bars," she wrote her "poem stands accused, my poem morphs into a crime. In the land of freedom, the artist's fate is prison."
It was translated into 10 languages explaining Israeli injustice, the cross she bears "from (her) toes to the top of (her) head."
She's a "poet in prison" for writing impassioned words, one of countless Palestinian victims of Israeli ruthlessness, punished for the power of her words – on phony charges of "incitement to violence" an
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