Dareen Tatour, Palestinian poet imprisoned by Israel for social media posts, shares her story


Dareen Tatour, a Palestinian citizen of Israel, was arrested because of her posts on social media.

Tatour’s story is one of many. From October 2015 to July 2016, the Israeli government arrested roughly 400 Palestinians for social media posts, according to local rights groups.

Salon organized an interview with Tatour. The interview was conducted in person, in Arabic, and translated with the help of Yoav Haifawi, an activist who runs the Free Haifa blog, where he posts updates on Tatour’s case.

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August 10, 2016

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Ben Norton

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