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‘Fauda’ star posts photo of injuries sustained in Gaza

Idan Amedi is best known for his role in the Netflix hit show “Fauda.”

Israeli actor Idan Amedi shares a photo taken soon after he was wounded while fighting as a reservist soldier in the Israel Defense Forces against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Feb. 20, 2024. Source: Instagram/@idan_amedi.
Israeli actor Idan Amedi shares a photo taken soon after he was wounded while fighting as a reservist soldier in the Israel Defense Forces against Hamas in the Gaza Strip, Feb. 20, 2024. Source: Instagram/@idan_amedi.

Israeli actor Idan Amedi on Tuesday posted on social media a photo taken soon after he was wounded while fighting against Hamas in the Gaza Strip.

Amedi, 35, known for his role in the Netflix hit show “Fauda,” was released from the hospital last month after an explosion left him unconscious for days, with shrapnel in his eye sockets, jaw and neck. At the time of the blast, he had been serving in a reserve combat engineering unit.

“Every now and then, I have some understanding of the miracle that happened to me, but honestly I don’t think I will ever grasp it,” Amedi wrote on Instagram. “That’s how miracles are, you have to accept them and above all don’t forget what happened.”

Amedi revealed that the injuries to his face were so severe that he was admitted to Sheba Medical Center in Ramat Gan as “John Doe.”

Six soldiers were killed in the incident, reportedly accidentally caused by Israeli forces.

Amedi is best known for playing agent Sagi Tzur in “Fauda,” a Netflix drama about an elite Israeli undercover unit trying to track down Palestinian terrorists. Amedi first joined the series during its second season seven years ago.

Amedi is also a popular singer and has recorded five albums. His song “A Warrior’s Pain,” about the post-traumatic experiences of a soldier returning from war, was one of Israel’s most popular hits in 2010.

Amedi, of Kurdish descent, lives in Jerusalem with his wife and two children.

Matan Meir, a key member of the “Fauda” production team, was killed along with three other reservist soldiers in northern Gaza in November.

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