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Thursday, 24 July 2014



Israeli footballers attacked in Austria (GAZA CRISES EXTEND TO FOOTBALL)




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A friendly match between Maccabi Haifa and Lille degenerated into chaos when the players from the Israeli team were attacked by protestors.
The protestors, who reports suggest were of Turkish origin, stormed the pitch and starting flying punches and kicks at the Israeli players.

The attacks are almost certainly related to the current situation in the Middle East where Israel have been engaged in military actions in the Gaza Strip.
During the match, supporters held up 'Free Palestine' banners and waved the Palestinian flag.



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The match was stopped in the 86th minute when the supporters came onto the pitch.
Some of the Israeli players retaliated but they all appeared to leave the field unhurt with the referee deciding to end the match early.
Lille were winning the match 2-0 at the time.
Israeli clubs are currently banned from hosting European matches due to unrest in the region.
Photos: Imago



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