Lebanon and Tunisia recently banned Wonder Woman screenings from their countries because the star role is played by none other than Israeli actress Gal Gadot. And now Qatar has joined that list.
Gadot served in the IDF during the Lebanon war in 2006, and has since, come under considerable fire for her very public shows of support for Israel.
Specifically, she tweeted in 2014 a prayer for the safety of Israeli citizens — at a time when the Jewish nation was engaged in conflicts with Gaza.
Now, her starring role in Wonder Woman has become a thorn in the side for Muslim-dominated countries.
Breitbart has the story:
Doha News reports the presence of the Israeli star in the blockbuster is enough for authorities in Qatar to ban the screening. Wonder Woman was initially scheduled to premiere in Doha last Thursday across local theater chains VOX Cinemas Qatar and Novo Cinemas.
On Facebook, she previously sent her “love and prayers to my fellow Israeli citizens. Especially to all the boys and girls who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas, who are hiding like cowards behind women and children…We shall overcome!!!”
Gadot also expressed support for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) during the 2014 Gaza conflict. That was enough for the Palestinian Authority not to screen the blockbuster.
“Apparently, at the Berg Palestine Theater in Ramallah they are afraid the audience will enjoy the excellent movie Wonder Woman, and cannot separate politics from an American film,” Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, the head of the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) unit, wrote in Arabic on his Facebook page after that decision was taken.
“Those who are sure of themselves are not afraid of movies, even if they star Wonder Woman!” Mordechai concluded.
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