Police deny stadium entry to 11 Betar, 3 Umm el-Fahm fans

January 29, 2013 19:27


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Police barred entry to 11 Betar Jerusalem fans for disturbing the peace ahead of  Tuesday's soccer game against Umm el-Fahm at Jerusalem's Teddy Stadium.

Three fans of opposing team Umm el-Fahm were taken for further investigation for waving Palestinian flags in the stands.   With tensions high in anticipation of the match, National Police Spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said police “aren't taking any chances” and have deployed several hundred extra police officers in and around the stadium to prevent any violent incidents from breaking out.

Rosenfeld said the reinforcements include YASSAM and Border Patrol officers, mounted police, and dozens of undercover officers.

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