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  7/25/2014, Tammuz 27, 5774

Maccabi Haifa Players Attacked by Pro-Arab Rioters


Members of the Maccabi Haifa soccer team, playing a preseason friendly match in Austria, were attacked on Wednesday by pro-Palestinian Arab protesters.

The protesters, who were holding up Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags and were reportedly of Turkish origin, stormed the field as the game against the French soccer team Lille was going on. They proceeded to spit at, curse and kick the Israeli players. Some of the players retaliated, leading to a brawl on the field.