New Poems by Dareen Tatour, Under House Arrest in Israel

Arabic Literature (in English)

On Monday, July 18 at 9:00 a.m., Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour — currently under house arrest for alleged “incitement” via poetry — has her next court date:

Photo: Zahi Khamis. Previously appeared on Mondoweiss. Photo: Zahi Khamis. Previously appeared on Mondoweiss.

At this hearing, the judge will rule on whether Tatour can live at home in Reineh, a small Palestinian town outside of Nazareth, for the duration of her trial. She has been living in an apartment in Kiryat One, outside Tel Aviv, since October, and only allowed a special 48-hour pass to visit her family on the first day of Eid, described by Mondoweiss in “A Visit to Dareen Tatour.”

Her family rented her the Kiryat One apartment after she was ordered by the court to leave her village. Tatour also wears an ankle monitor.

As an editorial in Haaretz calling for Tatour’s release notes, Tatour was arrested last October “at a predawn raid of her home by a large number of…

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