Kuwait Upcoming image banned Death in the Nile With Hollywood stars, including the Israeli actress Gal Gadot, Officials said Sunday. Ministry of Information and Broadcasting spokesman Anour Mourad told AFP that moviegoers in Kuwait could not watch it. Kuwait’s Al Qabas newspaper reports that the decision was made following demands on social media to ban the film. Many social media users have pointed fingers at Gadot, praising the Israeli military in the 2014 war in Gaza and criticizing the Hamas terrorist organization.
Apart from Kuwait, Wonder Woman fame has been banned in some Arab countries for the same reason. In addition, it is quite clear that Kuwait is opposed to normalizing relations with Israel. The country has long supported the Palestinian cause.
Gal Gadot followed the former Miss Israel protocol and served two years of compulsory military service in Israel before stepping into the entertainment industry. The 36-year-old actor bowed to the Israeli army during the 2014 war and sent prayers to Israeli soldiers who ‘risked their lives to protect my country from the horrific acts of Hamas’, the Daily Mail reported.
Actor and filmmaker Kenneth Branagh’s Death on the Nile is set to release on February 11 in theaters around the world. This mystery-thriller is based on the 1937 novel of the same name by Agatha Christie.
The film is a follow-up to Branagh’s 2017 blockbuster The Murder on the Orient Express. Death on the Nile, Ali Fazal, Army Hammer, Gal Gadot, Leticia Wright, Annette Benning, Rose Leslie, Russell Brand and Emma Mackie.
(With inputs from agencies)