TV Star Injured While Fighting in Gaza

( – Idan Amedi, one of the stars in the Netflix series “Fauda,” has suffered serious injuries after being hit with shrapnel during his deployment in the fighting in the Gaza strip.

The 35-year-old Israeli actor and singer was airlifted to Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer. Despite still being in critical condition in the hospital’s Intensive Care Unit as of press time, Amedi is expected to recover from his wounds, according to members of his family.

Amedi voluntarily enlisted in the Israeli military following Hamas’ devastating October 7 terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians last year – which included women and children. More than 1,200 people lost their lives in the incident.

Amedi plays the character Sagi Tzur in the Netflix series, who was introduced into the show in its second season. The Tzur character, incidentally, is a member of an Israeli special forces unit.

The actor was working with the Combat Engineering Corps of the Israel Defense Force (IDF) when he was injured.

Following news of the incident, Lior Raz and Avi Issacharoff, the screenwriters and creators of Fauda, lauded Amedi’s patriotic efforts and called him a “real hero” who did not hesitate to drop everything for the sake of his country.

In an interview with an Israeli news outlet, Amedi confirmed reports that Hamas built an extremely complex and extensive network of tunnels in Gaza that it used to conduct its operations in the area. He also said that they found all sorts of weaponry in the tunnels.

“It’s crazy, what they [Hamas] built here,” he told the news outlet. He also said that he and his colleagues in the IDF were working to destroy the tunnels.

The discovery and destruction of infrastructure – the tunnels included – built by Hamas in Gaza is one of the central focus points of the IDF’s armed foray into the area. The civilian casualties, which the Hamas-run Palestinian government claims is now in the tens of thousands, has garnered international condemnation and criticism, with many around the world calling for a cessation of hostilities in the region.

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