Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman

Wonder Woman banned in Tunisia as well

After Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot was banned in Lebanon, the court in Tunisia also decides to temporarily stop screening the movie because of Israeli actress served in the IDF.

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.



The Tunisian court ruled on a petition filed by the secular People's Movement Party against the screening of the film, due to Gal Gadot's service in the IDF, claiming she was "a partner to the latest Israeli aggression in the Gaza Strip."


Wonder Woman poster in Lebanon (Photo: Reuters)
Wonder Woman poster in Lebanon (Photo: Reuters)


The Tunisian Ministry of Culture initially planned to allow the screening of Wonder Woman, but the party attacked the decision: "The move is another attempt to legitimize normalization with the Israeli enemy, which 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.


Jordan also suspended screening of the movie Wednesday pending a decision by the country’s media commission.


“Cinemas that screen the film before the commission approves it will be closed, as this would be considered a violation of the law,” Mohammad Quteishat, director of Jordan’s Media Commission, told the Petra News Agency.


Wonder Women was also taken off the schedule of a film festival in Algeria, however festival organizers told AFP that it had been pulled because of “administrative issues linked to exhibition rights.” A petition titled, “Non! Pas en Algérie” (No, Not in Algeria), was launched last week, calling for a ban on screening the movie in the country.


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, grossing $228 million worldwide in its first weekend.


TPS contributed to this report.


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