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Palestinian Movie Theater’s Boycott of ‘Wonder Woman’ Exudes ‘Weakness and Fear,’ Israeli Official Says

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Israeli actress and ‘Wonder Woman’ star Gal Gadot. Photo: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

The decision by a Ramallah movie theater to not screen the blockbuster film “Wonder Woman” due to the starring role of Israel actress Gal Gadot exudes “weakness and fear,” a top IDF official said on Sunday.

“Apparently, at the Berg Palestine Theater in Ramallah they are afraid the audience will enjoy the excellent movie ‘Wonder Woman,’ and cannot separate politics from an American film,” Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai — the head of the IDF’s Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) unit — wrote in Arabic on his Facebook page, according to Israeli media reports.

“Those who are sure of themselves are not afraid of movies, even if they star Wonder Woman!,” Mordechai concluded.

“Wonder Woman” — which hit screens around the world last week and has already earned nearly $300 million — has also faced boycotts in Lebanon and Jordan.

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