Gal Gadot as Wonder Woman.
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The Lebanese branch of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement has demanded that the government ban the screening of the new Hollywood movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, the Lebanese daily newspaper al-Akhbar reported Saturday.
According to the report, the movement recently sent a letter to the Israel boycott office in the Lebanese Economic Ministry to inform officials that the film, which has been screened in Lebanese cinemas, stars an Israeli actress.
“This actress served in the IDF and was crowned the beauty queen of Israel. She also revealed her support for the IDF during the last war in Gaza,” wrote Dr. Abdel Malik Sukria, the representative of the Lebanese BDS movement. “We are confident that you will give this grave issue serious consideration,” he added.
The BDS letter was concluded with a symbolic salute: “May you continue supporting the boycott of Israel.”
“The Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel” reported about the initiative on its official website and Twitter page. One of the movement’s supporters chided the initiative, however, saying that the move was made “too late.”
“She [Gadot] starred in the Fast and Furious series of movies,” wrote the activist. “Where were you when they were screened?” Gadot is known as a staunch supporter of the IDF. In an interview with Fashion Magazine in July, she said: “The military gave me good training for Hollywood.”
In August 2014, during Operation Protective Edge, Gadot wrote a pro-Israel post on her Facebook page.