Jordan Decides Not to Ban 'Wonder Woman' Over Gal Gadot After All

'The film was allowed to screen in Jordanian cinemas due to a lack of legal precedent to do otherwise'

Gal Gadot in New York to discuss "Wonder Woman," May 23, 2017.
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Jordan decided not to ban the film “Wonder Woman” from the country’s movie theaters.

“The film was allowed to screen in Jordanian cinemas due to a lack of legal precedent to do otherwise, as outlined by Regulation No. 63 of 2004, on the Clearance and Control of Audiovisual Works,” Mohammed Qtaishat, director general of the Communications Commission, told Al Bawaba, an Amman-based news website.

The movie will be rolled out throughout Jordan over the next month, according to the report.

The Jordanian commission’s review of “Wonder Woman” came after Lebanon banned the film as part of its boycott of all things Israeli. Lebanon remains technically at war with Israel.

Israel and Jordan signed a peace agreement in 1994.

A Tunisian court last week banned the screening of the film while the country’s cultural review commission decides whether or not the movie should be permanently banned over Gadot’s Israeli military service.

Gadot, 32, does not shy away from touting her Israeli heritage. She praised the Israeli military in a widely shared Facebook post during the 2014 Gaza War. She served in the Israeli army as a combat instructor during the 2006 Lebanon War.