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Lebanon Bans Wonder Woman in Protest of Israeli Star Gal Gadot

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Some Lebanese people may be doing some movie pirating soon.

Hours before the movie was about to hit theaters, Wonder Woman was officially banned by Lebanon, The Los Angeles Times reports. Under pressure from the group called Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Israel, the Lebanese government’s Ministry of Economy and Trade blocked the film because the star, Gal Gadot, is Israeli.

Lebanon bars entry from Israeli citizens or anyone with an Israeli stamp in their passports into the country.

But the film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which introduced Gadot as Wonder Woman, was shown in Lebanon, and was the a box office hit in the country last year. Furious 7, another movie featuring Gadot, was also permitted to be screened.

Wonder Woman hits theaters in America on Friday, and is already getting rave reviews.

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