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  Iyar 20, 5774 , 20/05/14

Maccabi Tel Aviv Victory Sparks Torrent of Anti-Semitic Abuse

Twitter users in Spain posted 17,500 messages of anti-Semitic abuse after Israeli basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Real Madrid on Sunday to win the Euroleague Championship, Jewish associations said Tuesday.Angry Spanish supporters created an expletive anti-Semitic hashtag in their messages after the match, which briefly became one of the most popular keywords on Twitter in Spain.

Twelve Jewish groups in the northeastern Catalonia region lodged a legal complaint over the messages, which they said flooded the Twitter network after Maccabi's 98-86 win.

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