Gaza’s answer to Jean-Claude Van Damme

Palestinian comedians in Gaza have released a video spoofing the viral “Epic Split” Volvo advertisement featuring Belgian martial artist and action movie star Jean-Claude Van Damme (see the original Volvo advert below).

In the parody video, Mahmoud Zuaiter performs the acrobatics while a voiceover discusses the harsh deterioration of living conditions in Gaza, due to the catastrophic effects of Israel’s military siege of the Strip:

The electricity is cut off for 12 hours at a time. I have gone to sleep and woken up and the electricity would still not be back, and the water comes on when the electricity is off. I miss taking a shower! All of this does not make Van Damme better than me, but, unfortunately there is no gas in town.

The performers in the video are part of “Bas ya zalameh”, a socially and politically engaged comedy program produced by Tashwesh Gaza.

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