Gal Gadot in Death on the Nile

Tunisia bans 'Death on the Nile' over Gal Gadot

Five years after banning 'Wonder Woman', North African country withdraws new film starring Israeli actress, following protests over 'normalization' with the Jewish state

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Published: 02.23.22, 23:14
Tunisia has withdrawn from cinemas a new Agatha Christie adaptation starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, following protests over "normalization" with the Jewish state, officials said Wednesday.
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  • British director Kenneth Branagh's "Death on the Nile", already banned in Kuwait and Lebanon for the same reason, will no longer be shown in cinemas across the North African country, the ministry's press office said.
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    מתוך "מוות על הנילוס"
    Gal Gadot in Death on the Nile
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    Movie theatres had been showing the film since February 9 but, following protests, the ministry and the authority of the visual art had agreed to ban it, activists and Tunisian media said.
    "The main actress in the film is Israeli, was trained in the (Israeli) army and supports the colonization of Palestinian territory," said Kaouther Saida Chebbi, head of an anti-Zionist woman's movement.
    Theaters in Tunis confirmed to AFP that they would no longer show the film.
    Tunisia does not have diplomatic ties with Israel and is a staunch proponent of the Palestinian cause, having even hosted the Palestinian Liberation Organization from 1982 to 1994.
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    Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman
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    In 2017, the North African Nation banned the film "Wonder Woman" which was also starting Gadot.
    In 2014, Gadot posted on Facebook in support of Israel during the 2014 Gaza War, raising the ire of many pro-Palestinian countries and movements.
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