Netflix star struck by blast in Gaza left unrecognisable from horrific burns and injuries

Netflix star Idan Amedi has revealed the extent of his injuries (Picture: REUTERS)

A Netflix star who was struck by a blast in Gaza has revealed he was left unrecognisable due to the horrific extent of his burns and injuries.

Israeli actor Idan Amedi, 35, who stars in Fauda, was injured fighting for the IDF in the Gaza Strip, after Israel declared war on Hamas on October 7.

In the three months following Hamas’ attacks, in which around 1,200 civilians were killed and 250 taken hostage, more than 26,000 people have died in the Gaza Strip, according to The Associated Press on Friday.

The Hamas-ruled health ministry in Gaza have said that 26,083 people have been killed and 64,487 Palestinians wounded after Israel launched retaliatory attacks.

Amedi was previously reported to have been wounded while fighting on the ground and injured by shrapnel.

He’s now spoken about the horrific extent of his injuries in a press conference, saying: ‘I was burned to the point that no one recognized me.

‘Shrapnel pierced my neck and spine, and I am lucky that none of it hit any main blood vessels.’

He stars in Netflix series Fauda (Picture: Instagram)

The IDF soldier was injured in a blast in Gaza (Picture: Instagram/IDF)

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He added, according to MailOnline: ‘I also have broken bones, including fingers, but I know I will get back to playing guitar and hopefully, I will be able to be in Fauda season five.’

When reports broke of his injury on January 9, it was claimed that the actor  had been sedated and airlifted to an Israeli hospital where he was intubated.

It is believed the injuries occurred from an explosion which killed six other Combat Engineers in a refugee camp in Gaza, that had been intended to detonate a tunnel used by Hamas.

Amedi suffered from broken bones and burns that left him ‘unrecognisable’ (Picture: AFP)

Shortly later, co-writer of Fauda, in which Amedi plays an IDF soldier battling in the West Bank and Gaza, took to X to share an update on his condition.

Avi Issacharoff: ‘On such a terrible day, there is a drop of light: Idan has woken up and is responding and his condition is defined as moderate.’

Amedi was a reservist and was called to the front lines following the Hamas attacks on October 7; previously he had undertaken three years’ of mandatory military service from 2006 to 2009.

The singer-songwriter starred in the Netflix series Fauda (which translates from Arabic to ‘chaos) as Sagi Tzur. It premiered in 2015 with the latest fourth season having aired last year.

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On Friday, the International Court of Justice stopped short of ordering a ceasefire in Gaza in a genocide case filed by South Africa.

However, it did adopt measures to protect Palestinians in Gaza, including ruling that Israel must do it all it can to prevent genocide, and that basic aid to people in Gaza is urgently needed.

Fauda is available to watch on Netflix.

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