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Jerusalem soccer fans chant racist slogans, assault woman

April 16, 2012 | 9:47 am

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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