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‘Fauda’ Actor Idan Amedi Gets Injured Fighting Hamas In Gaza: Here’s What We Know So Far

Idan Amedi played a soldier in an IDF unit that operates in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in ‘Fauda’.

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Idan Amedi, an Israeli singer-songwriter
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Idan Amedi, an actor-singer who starred in the Netflix series ‘Fauda’, has reportedly got seriously injured during a fight as an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) against Hamas militants in Gaza Strip's Khan Younis on Monday. As per a report in The Times of Israel, he was airlifted to a hospital on Monday, where he was receiving treatment. The publication further reported, citing Hebrew Media, that he was taken to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan around 4 pm on Monday. He also underwent an urgent, serious surgery.

The report also cited Idan Amedi’s father, who further confirmed the injury. The star actor’s cousin Ayelet too shared about Idan’s injury on social media platform Instagram, thereby appealing to the people to pray for his recovery. 

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Israeli diplomat Avia Levi wrote on social media X (formally Twitter), “Idan Amedi, one of Fauda's actors, has been seriously injured in a battle in Gaza. We pray and pray for your speedy recovery."

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Idan Amedi, an IDF reservist, was seen in a TV interview right before he was reportedly injured in action in Gaza X/@DocumentIsrael

Here’s what we know about Idan Amedi

  • He played a soldier in an Israel Defence Forces unit that operates in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip in ‘Fauda’.
  • The 35-year-old star was born in Jerusalem, to Kurdish immigrants. He always ends his concerts with a song in Kurdish.
  • Not just in ‘Fauda’, he is also serving as a real-life IDF reservist in the Combat Engineering Corps. 
  • In a video posted recently, which he recorded from amid the fighting in Gaza. he said, “After 90 days of fighting, we are continuing to destroy the short-range missile sites, the launch sites, and the command facilities of the Hamas terrorist organization.”
  • On October 12, amid a call-up of over three lakh reservists, Idan, while wearing military fatigues, said, “This isn’t a scene from Fauda, it’s real life. We are here to protect our children, our families and our homes, and I want to promise you that we won’t surrender until we win.”
  • 'Fauda' maker Lior Raz, and Avi Issacharoff, praised Amedi for his courage. The latter wrote on social media, on behalf of Raz, “You all have already heard, so just to say in my name and in the name [of Lior Raz] that Idan Amedi is a real hero and from the first day of the war he decided to put everything aside and go out to fight. First in the north and then in the south. We pray for his speedy recovery and are sure he will be fine.”
  • One of his best-known songs is titled 'Warrior’s Pain', and it describes the post-traumatic experience of a soldier who comes back from war.
  • Idan is a father of two, and has earlier performed his mandatory military service in the IDF Combat Engineering Corps’ 603rd Battalion between 2006 and 2009.

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