Quantcast

Jewish Journal

JewishJournal.com

April 16, 2012

Jerusalem soccer fans chant racist slogans, assault woman

http://www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/jerusalem_soccer_fans_chant_racist_slogans_assault_woman_20120416

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.

JewishJournal.com is produced by TRIBE Media Corp., a non-profit media company whose mission is to inform, connect and enlighten community
through independent journalism. TRIBE Media produces the 150,000-reader print weekly Jewish Journal in Los Angeles – the largest Jewish print
weekly in the West – and the monthly glossy Tribe magazine (TribeJournal.com). Please support us by clicking here.

© Copyright 2014 Tribe Media Corp.
All rights reserved. JewishJournal.com is hosted by Nexcess.net
Web Design & Development by Hop Studios 0.2626 / 42