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        2/8/2013, Shevat 28, 5773

      Barkat: Beitar Arsonists Criminals in Every Way

      Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem reacted, Friday morning, to the torching of the offices of the Beitar Jerusalem soccer club, in the Bayit Vegan neighborhood, by saying, "Those who did this are not fans, but criminals in every respect, an act reminiscent of the conduct of a criminal organization, and the attitude of all parties should be accordingly."

      Barkat said that he spoke with the district commander of the Jerusalem Police, "on the need for all government officials and law enforcement to work together with a heavy hand against these phenomena. I want to strengthen the management of the Beitar Jerusalem and the fans in their fight against racism and violence."