Fauda star posts photos of injuries sustained in Gaza

Idan Amedi was released from hospital in January after several weeks


Israeli singer-songwriter Idan Amedi speaks during a protest of Right-wing demonstrators against the Israeli government's planned judicial overhaul, in Jerusalem, on March 11, 2023. (Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

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

Amedi, 35, best known for his role in the Netflix hit show “Fauda,” was released from 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 a notorious Palestinian terrorist. 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 songs in 2010.

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

Posting on Instagram, his co-star Lior Raz paid tribute to Amedi, who plays Sagi on the hit show.

He wrote:”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. First in the North and then in the South. We are praying for his speedy recovery and are sure that he will be fine.

"The Fauda family sends condolences to his family.”

Matan Meir, a key member of the “Fauda” production team, was killed in northern Gaza last year.

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