Tunisia, like Lebanon, bans ‘Wonder Woman’ over Gal Gadot’s IDF service


After Lebanon banned Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, a Tunisian court decides to stop screening the ‘block-buster’ movie, also because of the Israeli born actress’s IDF background.

By Roi Kais


A court in Tunisia decided Wednesday to temporarily ban the screening of the film Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, after the film was banned from screening in Lebanon because of the Israeli actress.

Gal Gadot appearing at IDF induction center ‘Bakum’ – Photo: Shaul Golan/Yedioth Ahronoth

The Tunisian court’s decision was made after the Tunisian People’s Party filed a petition against the screening of the film, due to Gal Gadot’s service in the IDF, claiming that she was “a partner to the latest Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip.”

The Tunisian Ministry of Culture planned to allow the screening of Wonder Woman, and in recent days the party attacked it: “The implementation of the move is another attempt to legitimize the option of normalization with the Israeli enemy, which national public opinion unanimously agrees to oppose and stop.”

Prevention of the screening in Tunisia is temporary and no final decision has been reached on the subject. In Jordan, for the time being, no decision has been made as to whether to permit it.

In the United States, on the other hand, the film and the actress received commendable reviews, and Wonder Woman has already broken records at the box office.


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