News ID: 99984
Publish Date : 13 February 2022 - 21:29

Lebanon Joins Kuwait, Bans Movie Over Zionist Actress

BEIRUT (MEMO) – Lebanon has banned the newly-released movie ‘Death on the Nile’ due to the fact that the Zionist actress, Gal Gadot, plays a starring role in it. The Lebanese move follows closely in the footsteps of Kuwait which banned it earlier this week.
The movie, based on the well-known 1937 Agatha Christie novel, shows the story of a wealthy newlywed couple who took a luxury cruise on the Nile, during which one of the passengers is murdered and an investigation by the character of inspector Hercule Poirot ensues.
In the eyes of Beirut and Kuwait, however, the problem with the movie is not the storyline but Gal Gadot, who plays one of the main roles as the newlywed bride.
Social media users pointed out Gadot’s praise of the occupying regime’s army and her criticism of the Palestinian resistance during the 2014 war on Gaza which left 2,251 Palestinian civilians dead including 551 children.
The Gaza Strip, home to some two million people, has been under a blockade imposed by the occupying regime for over 14 years. The tight blockade has caused a sharp decline in the standards of living as well as unprecedented levels of unemployment and unrelenting poverty.
The occupying regime has also launched three major wars on Gaza since 2008.
Kuwait has previously banned ‘Wonder Woman’ which starred the same actress.
The Persian Gulf state has refused to normalize ties with the occupying regime and its officials have publicly criticized the occupation regime’s actions against Palestinians.
In May last year, Kuwait’s National Assembly unanimously approved bills that outlaw any deals or normalization of ties with the occupying regime.
On August 18, 2020, 37 Kuwaiti lawmakers called on their government to reject a normalization deal between the Zionist regime and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Anti-Zionist sentiments run high in Kuwait. A poll conducted in 2019 by the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, an American think tank, showed that 85 percent of Kuwaitis oppose normalizing ties with the regime.
Last month, Kuwaitis honored 14-yar-old Muhammad al-Awadi, a tennis player who withdrew from the Dubai Tennis Championships U-14 because he was due to face a Zionist opponent.
Pictures of al-Awadi were posted on street billboards with “Thank you, hero” written on them.