Beitar Jerusalem

Posted: December 6th, 2008 | Author: | Filed under: The Right, The Settlements | Tags: , , , , | 1 Comment »

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This picture of teenage settlers at the “House of Contention” in Hebron was taken by Tess Scheflan from Haaretz. The kid on the left is wearing a Beitar Jerusalem scarf. Beitar’s fans take pride in their racism. The fan’s forums are full of racist and anti Arab comments, and “death to Arabs” shouts are very common at the team’s games. one of the reasons the Israeli national team doesn’t play often at Jerusalem’s excellent stadium is because the crowd there boos the team’s Arab players.

It is not the first time Beitar fans are involved in non-football-related attacks on Arabs. A few months ago a security camera in a north Jerusalem mall caught these images, of a planned attack and stabbing of an Arab. As you can see, some of the attackers wear Beitar Jerusalems shirts.

The attacked occurred on the Holocaust Memorial Day.


One Comment on “Beitar Jerusalem”

  1. 1 Promised Land » Blog Archive » IFA finally acts against Beitar’s racist fans said at 11:34 pm on May 2nd, 2009:

    [...] wrote before about the relations between extreme right groups and some Beitar fans. It is very common to see Beitar scarves or T-shirts in incidents and demonstrations involving the [...]