By: Agence France-Presse
A Tunisian courtroom has banned the US film “Wonder Woman” which stars an Israeli actress, greater than a month after it had been scheduled to open at cinemas within the Arab state, a authorized source mentioned Wednesday.
Lebanon has additionally banned Wonder Woman, on the grounds of a long-standing boycott of Israel.
The film was to have been screened at two venues in Tunis in early June however the showings have been “suspended” following a criticism from the nationalist Al-Chaab get together.
The courtroom lastly determined to impose the ban final Friday, prosecution spokesman Sofiene Sliti mentioned, though the decision was solely disclosed to the media this week with out a cause given for the judgement.
Al-Chaab demanded the film be banned as a result of its main actress, Gal Gadot, had defended Israel’s 2014 conflict on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Facebook.
The case sparked controversy in Tunisia, with supporters of the ban calling for “no normalization” of ties with the Jewish state and others criticizing censorship.(AFP)