Israel Football Association convenes to discuss petition against Betar

The Israel Football Association's supreme court began deliberation Wednesday afternoon of a petition against the Betar Jerusalem football club as protesters gathered outside the building. On Sunday, during a match in Haifa between Betar and Maccabi Haifa, Betar fans booed and whistled during a minute silence in memory of slain prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. Some fans even resorted to singing songs in praise of Rabin's murderer. Outside the IFA offices, dozens of Betar fans and right-wing activists led by extreme right-wingers Itamar Ben-Gvir and Baruch Marzel were demonstrating against the petition. Across from them several left-wing activists identified with the Meretz political party were holding a counter-protest.