A young Macabbi Tel Aviv fan was arrested at a basketball game in Jerusalem on Sunday night after he threw a smoke grenade at Hapoel Jerusalem fans. He was taken for questioning along with two of his friends, who were later released after the suspect admitted to throwing the grenade.
According to an initial police investigation, the youth bought the grenade for NIS 80 last week in Kfar Kassem. He had told his friends of his intentions to set off the grenade during the game and instructed them to watch the game in order to see what happened. The man was indicted at the Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Monday and banned from basketball games until January 7, 2013, or three full seasons.