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    Wonder Woman Falls Short in Lebanon as Government Bans Film Over IDF Link

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    The latest Hollywood blockbuster Wonder Woman hasn't been received positively by everyone it appears. The Lebanese government has made the decision to cancel all screenings of the action-packed film as Gal Gadot, who plays the superhero heroine, is from Israel and has served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).

    Due to continuing tensions between Lebanon and Israel and the fact that both countries are technically at war with one another, the Lebanese Ministry made the decision to ban all Wonder Woman screenings, the Hollywood Reporter said.

    The majority of Israeli citizens have to serve two years of compulsory training in the IDF. Gal Gadot served from 2005 to 2007 as a combat trainer, before she went on to star in the 2009 The Fast and the Furious movie.

    ​As a result of Gadot's service in the Israeli army many have accused her of being a Zionist.

    ​Gadot has been outspoken in her support for the IDF and three years ago wrote the following in a Facebook post: 

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