Tunisia bans Wonder Woman over Gal Gadot

A Tunisian court has banned the US film Wonder Woman, which stars Israeli actress Gal Gadot, more than a month after it had been scheduled to open in cinemas, a legal source said on Thursday.

Lebanon has also 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, but the showings were "suspended" following a complaint from the nationalist Al-Chaab party. The court finally decided to impose the ban last Friday, prosecution spokesman Sofiene Sliti said, although the verdict was only disclosed to the media this week without a reason given for the judgement.

Al-Chaab demanded the film be banned because Gadot had defended Israel's 2014 war on the Palestinian enclave of Gaza on Facebook. - AFP