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State moves to defund Jaffa theater over alleged incitement

The Finance Ministry is reportedly seeking to pull state funding to a theater in Jaffa over its alleged incitement to violence and support of terrorism.

Directors and managers of the Jaffa Theater have been summoned to discuss the budget cuts with representatives from the finance, justice and culture ministries.

The move comes following a recent performance in support of an Israeli Arab poet Dareen Tatour called “Prison Notebooks.”

Tatour has been imprisoned since 2015, on charges of incitement and support of a terrorist organization. She was indicted later that year and faces up to eight years in prison for posts made on social media sites.

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