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Gal Gadot, a cast member in "Justice League," poses at the premiere of the film at the Dolby Theatre on Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)

A Lebanese newspaper reported that Gal Gadot is a 'Mossad agent'



A Lebanese newspaper on Monday reported that actress Gal Gadot is an agent for Israel’s international spy agency, according to The Times of Israel.

The Times on Monday reported that Al Liwaa, a daily publication in Lebanon, published an image of Gadot on its front page claiming she was working with the Mossad.

Al Liwaa claimed Gadot was Collette Vianfi, the supposed name of a Mossad agent who allegedly recruited for the agency.

The newspaper also alleged that Vianfi was working with Lebanese actor and playwright Ziad Itani before his arrest last Friday.

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Itani was arrested in Lebanon last Friday on charges of “collaborating” with Israel and gathering information on political figures.

“[Itani was detained] after several months of monitoring, follow-up and investigations within and outside [Lebanon],” its State Security Directorate General said in a statement afterwards.

Al Liwaa reported that Vianfi was meant to visit Itani in Beirut this week, a plan that was scrapped after his arrest.

Hours before the newspaper’s article, some Twitter users shared a photo of Gadot, claiming she was the Mossad agent.

The photo is a publicity still of Gadot’s character from the 2011 movie "Fast Five," the fifth entry of the "Fast and the Furious" franchise.

Lebanon earlier this year banned Gadot’s "Wonder Woman" at the last-minute, citing a decades-old law prohibiting Israeli products and contact with Israelis.

Gadot, who is Israeli, was crowned Miss Israel 2004 before serving two years of compulsory army service in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF).

The actress played the titular superheroine and her alter-ego Diana Prince in "Wonder Woman," bringing the beloved DC Comics character to life on the silver screen.

Gadot is set to reprise her role as Wonder Woman in a sequel to the original film, which is scheduled for release in 2019.

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