Gaza TV Actors Who Play Israelis Face Local Hostility

(AFP-Daily Mail-UK) A TV studio in Gaza is shooting a television series on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from Hamas' point of view. The studio recruits local actors to play Israelis - a job that can expose them to real-world hostility and danger. Jawad Harouda, who portrays the head of Israel's domestic security service, said being too convincing can lead to trouble. "Some women look at me and pray that I die." The Israeli characters speak in Arabic. And, at the request of the Hamas mufti, women wear headscarves even if they play Jewish characters. "In one series, I played a Jewish woman," said actress Kamila Fadel. "After the series was broadcast, a woman tried to strangle me. She told me: 'I hate you.'...On another day a 13-year-old boy threw a stone at my head thinking I was Jewish."

2022-01-17 00:00:00

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