News ID: 109645
Publish Date : 02 December 2022 - 22:27

Zionists Angry Over Jordan Film Depicting Occupying Regime’s Brutality

AMMAN (Dispatches) – Outgoing Zionist finance minister Avigdor Lieberman has criticized Jordanian film “Farha”, which depicts brutality of Zionist troops during 1948 Palestinian Nakba.
Lieberman also condemned Netflix over its decision to stream the film, which features the occupying regime army’s atrocities against Palestinians during the expulsion of more than 760,000 Palestinians from their homes and villages in 1948.
The film, which is directed by Jordanian filmmaker, Darin Sallam, tells the story of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl whose village comes under attack by the regime’s gangs in 1948. The gangsters are also depicted executing Palestinian civilians.
It was featured in several international film festivals, including the 2021 Toronto International Film Festival. It will be available for streaming on Netflix soon.
“It’s crazy that Netflix decided to stream a movie whose whole purpose is to create a false pretense and incite against Israeli soldiers,” Lieberman said in a statement.
Lieberman also slammed as “unacceptable” the decision by Al Saraya Theater in Jaffa, which receives state subsidies, to screen the film.
But Palestinians and their supporters have doubled down in support of the film, stating that there is nothing in the movie that did not happen in reality.
Pro-Palestinian activists have come out in defence of the film after it was attacked by Zionist regime officials.
In the film, a teenage girl witnesses the killing of her entire family, including a baby, as Zionist troops descend on her village in 1948.
Sallam, who is of Palestinian descent, was moved to make her debut film after being told the story by her father at a young age, and says it was based on real incidents.
The story, she says, stuck with her, partly due to her own struggle with claustrophobia and closed spaces.