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Star of Wonder Woman is Ex-IDF Soldier

Posted August 2nd, 2014 @ 8:13pm

The beautiful woman who will grace the silver screen as Wonder Woman is Gal Gadot. On July 25th, she posted on her Facebook page defeding her home country of Israel and condemning Hamas saying that Hamas is 'hiding like cowards behind women and children'. The post received well over 187,000 likes and more than 5,600 shares.

The actress, 29, was born in Rosh HaAyin which is a small city in Israel where she grew up in a Jewish household. She told Totally Jewish, she has 'a strong sense of [her] Jewish and Israeli identity'. Gadot served two years as a soldier in the Israel Defense Forces, a service that many view as justifying her stance on a conflict that strikes so close to home for her. Unlike many other stars who are taking to twitter to post ignorant comments.

Read more at the Daily Beast.

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