Fauda actor is injured fighting in Gaza

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Fauda actor is injured fighting in Gaza

Idan Amedi has suffered serious injuries in the counter-terrorism offensive in Khan Younis

Louisa Walters is Features Editor at the Jewish News and specialises in food and travel writing

Fauda actor Idan Amedi has been seriously injured by an explosion while fighting in Gaza. He was one of the first well-known Israelis to enlist after the attacks on 7 October.

Amedi, who acted as an undercover agent in Fauda and is also a singer, was airlifted to tel Hashomer hospital in Israel and had surgery. His father said that his condition was no longer life-threatening.

Fauda co-star Lior Raz posted on Instagram: “Our dear brother Idan is a true hero and from the first day of the war decided to put everything aside and go out to war. We are praying for his speedy recovery and are sure that he will be fine. The Fauda family sends condolences to his family.

Amedi released an emotional video when he enlisted saying: “This is not a scene from Fauda; this is real life.”

Wearing a soldier’s uniform and with a gun in his hand, Amedi said in the video: “Our army was called up on Saturday morning as events in the south of Israel began. All I wanted to tell you is that, alongside horrifying and vicious attacks, where our friends and loved ones were murdered, our morale remains high.

“We fully comprehend why we are here. We are here to protect our children, our families, and our homes.” He promised: “We will not surrender until we win.”

The actor also thanked Israeli citizens for sending care packages to the fighters on the front line. “Millions of items are sent to us daily, as well as your beautifully written letters and drawings from the children. It gives us strength, and I love you.”

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