The Jerusalem police issued a statement urging calm Tuesday during a planned football (soccer) match. Beitar Jerusalem is scheduled to play Maccabi Umm el-Fahm in Jerusalem’s Teddy Stadium.
Police plan to keep a close eye on security. There will be undercover officers among the crowds at the game, police will accompany Umm el-Fahm fans to the match, and officers will scan the entrances to be sure no signs or graffiti with racist content is displayed.
A group of Beitar Jerusalem fans were recently arrested for calling to keep Muslim players out of the team.