A Tunisian court sounded the final death knell to the film “Wonder Woman” — a country touted by leftists as an example of “moderate” Muslim governance, by the way — and ruled that movie, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, may not be shown in any theaters across the country.
Previously, the North African country had suspended the movie from playing, as previously reported by PamelaGeller.com.
But now, this court ruling takes the suspension a step farther and makes it final: No “Wonder Woman” for Tunisia.
AFP has more (on Breitbart):
A Tunisian court has banned the US film “Wonder Woman” which stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open at cinemas in the Arab state, a legal source said Wednesday.
Lebanon has also banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel.
The film was to have been screened at two venues in Tunis in early June but the showings were “suspended” following a complaint from the nationalist Al-Chaab party.
The court finally decided to impose the ban last Friday, prosecution spokesman Sofiene Sliti said, although the verdict was only disclosed to the media this week without a reason given for the judgement.
Al-Chaab demanded the film be banned because its leading actress, Gal Gadot, praised the Israeli military in a widely shared Facebook post during the 2014 Gaza war, sending prayers to soldiers “who are risking their lives protecting my country against the horrific acts conducted by Hamas.”
The case sparked controversy in Tunisia, with supporters of the ban calling for “no normalization” of ties with the Jewish state and others criticizing censorship.
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