Jewish Journal


April 16, 2012

Jerusalem soccer fans chant racist slogans, assault woman


Teddy Kollek Stadium.

Teddy Kollek Stadium.

Fans of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team marched through Jerusalem chanting racist slogans, a month after attacking Arab workers at a shopping mall.

The fans marched from Sacher Park to Teddy Stadium on Sunday for a game against the Hapoel Acre team. Fans reportedly beat an Israeli woman, 50, for objecting to the crowd’s anti-Arab chants, including “Death to the Arabs,” Haaretz reported.

Police reportedly have opened an investigation into the assault, which included knocking the woman on the head with a pole from a team flag and spitting at her.

Last month hundreds of fans from the Beitar Jerusalem soccer team chanting anti-Arab slogans assaulted Arab workers at a Jerusalem shopping mall following a local game. Sixteen fans were arrested; six were banned from future games.

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