«Imad Aqel» had its premier at the weekend. It is the first feature film produced by the Islamic Hamas movement.
The title of the movie is the name of a Palestinian militant whom Israel held accountable for the deaths of 13 soldiers and civilians. The audience in Gaza clapped and cheered as the actor delivered the movie’s most memorable line:
«To kill Israeli soldiers is to worship God».
The movie was written by Mahmoud al-Zahar, a senior leader of Hamas, and was filmed on a set built inside the former Jewish settlement of Ganei Tal in Hamas-controlled Gaza.
Soure: The Independent, UK.