Arab-Israeli poet Dareen Tatour, 35, poses for a picture during an interview with Reuters at her house in Reineh, northern Israel September 26, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad/File Photo
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An Israeli court Thursday convicted an Arab poet of online incitement to terrorism for using a poem as the soundtrack to images of Palestinians in violent confrontations with Israeli troops.The Israeli-Arab poet was arrested a few days later, and prosecutors said her post was a call for violence.Tatour, who denied the charges, said her poem was misunderstood by the Israeli authorities. It read: "Resist, my people, resist them /Resist the settlers' robbery/ And follow the caravan of martyrs". She said there was no call for violence in the poem, rather for a struggle, which Israeli authorities had cast as violent.Language experts called by the defense as witnesses included a famous Israeli poetry professor and an expert in Arabic-Hebrew translation.
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