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        1/29/2013, Shevat 18, 5773

      Tense Match Ends with Beitar Victory

      The Beitar Jerusalem football (soccer) team won a 5:0 victory over Maccabi Umm el-Fahm on Tuesday night. The victory boosted Beitar into the final eight in the state championships.

      Police were on alert due to fears of clashes between the fans of the two teams, particularly in light of racial tensions. Some Beitar fans recently took part in anti-Muslim protests, while some Umm el-Fahm fans chanted anti-Israel slogans.