Tel Aviv condemned, on Wednesday, the showing of the “Netflix” platform, a Jordanian film that shows scenes of the Israeli army killing a Palestinian family, as part of what the Palestinians call the “Nakba.”
Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman said in a statement posted on Twitter, “It is insane that Netflix broadcasts a film whose aim is to create a false pretext and incite hatred of Israeli soldiers.”
The outgoing minister added: “We will not allow the reputation of the Israeli army soldiers to be tarnished,” adding: “I directed the professional leadership in the Ministry of Finance to take measures to withdraw the budget from the Saraya Theater in Jaffa (center), which chose to show the Jordanian movie (Joy) tonight.”
Lieberman described the film as “inciting, full of lies against IDF soldiers.”
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And he added, “Israel is a place to present Israeli and international works of art, but it is certainly not a place to discredit the Israeli army soldiers and security forces who work day and night to protect all citizens and residents.”
For his part, the Israeli Minister of Culture, Heli Tropper, considered that the theatrical screening of the film is a “disgrace”, according to the private Channel 12.
And the movie “Farha,” directed by Jordanian Darine Salam, tells the story of a 14-year-old Palestinian girl who witnesses the Israeli forces storming her village and executing civilians during the 1948 Nakba.
And yesterday, Tuesday, the prospective Israeli Minister of National Security, Itamar Ben Gvir, considered, in a tweet, that showing the film on “Netflix” proves “the extent of hypocrisy in the world towards Israel,” which is subjected to what he called “deadly terrorism” even before its establishment.
The term “Nakba” refers to the process of expelling Palestinians from their lands by “armed Zionist gangs” in 1948.
About 800,000 Palestinians were forced to leave their homes in that year, which witnessed the founding of Israel, to escape “massacres committed by Zionist gangs” that killed about 15,000 Palestinians, according to a Palestinian government report.