Following Hisham Suliman’s justification of hurting IDF soldiers, National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir (Otzma Yehudit) canceled Suliman’s participation at a conference held by his ministry.
Due to Suliman’s comments justifying attacks on IDF soldiers, Ben Gvir canceled his appearance at a conference the National Security Ministry organized for Arab authorities in northern Israel on Tuesday morning.
Suliman is well-known for his role as an Israeli undercover unit in Judea and Samaria in the “Fauda” series.
Suliman previously stated in an interview that he did not believe attacks on IDF soldiers in Judea and Samaria were acts of terrorism.
“They have a right to fight and oppose the occupation. A soldier who is in the [West] Bank and someone attacks him—I do not think that is a terror attack.” Ben Gvir stated that it is “absolutely forbidden” for anyone to take payment from the State of Israel, participate in National Security Ministry events, and legitimize the injuring of IDF soldiers.
Not while I’m in charge.
The IDF recently conducted an operation in Jenin, and another actor in the critically acclaimed series, Amir Houri, stated his support for Jenin by declaring that “Jenin is under heavy attack.”
Houri, a Christian Arab from Haifa, was criticized for his remarks because they seemed to criticize the IDF and support the terrorist organizations in Jenin.