Lebanon’s interior ministry banned the new Wonder Woman film from cinemas today because an Israeli actress plays the lead role, a ministry source and a security official said.
An interior ministry source said they had issued an order to ban the movie, which stars former Israeli army soldier Gal Gadot, based on a recommendation from the General Security directorate.
During Israel’s devastating war on Gaza in 2014 Gadot published comments on Facebook supporting the Israeli army’s attacks.
The distributor for Warner Brothers in the region said the movie was set to premiere officially in most of Beirut’s major cinemas this evening, after private showings had been held yesterday. The public release screenings were cancelled a few hours in advance.
The Ministry of Economy had said in a statement yesterday that it had asked the General Security directorate to prevent screenings of Wonder Woman due to Gadot’s role in the film.