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‘Wonder woman’  is banned in Lebanon because lead actress is Israeli

Written by FDM

The highly anticipated superhero movie was denied release in Lebanon just hours before the scheduled screening  because the lead actress, Gal Gadot, is Israeli.

Grand Cinemas, a theater chain in Lebanon, announced the ban on Twitter just hours before the premiere. This decision announced by the Ministry of Interior is based on a decision of the boycott office of Israel, under the Arab League.

For weeks, the film had been promoted and was scheduled to be shown in a total of 15 theaters across Lebanon. Although the film had passed screening procedures,  the Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel-Lebanon put pressure on the government to block it and described it as the “Israeli Soldier film.”

It is mainly because the actress Gal Gadot who plays Wonder Woman and is an Israeli citizen had previously served in the Israeli army, as in mandatory for most Israeli citizens.

Lebanon shares its southern border with Israel and the relationship between the two countries has been marked by decades of conflict.