“The fans waved Palestinian flags and shouted abuse towards Israel.” Some say fans shouted “Death to the Jews.” They threw bottles at the Israeli players. The team had to flee the court.
Looks as if the Turks will fit right in in the EU.
Hoop Jihad Alert: “Terror in Turkey for Bnei Hasharon,” by Allon Sinai for the Jerusalem Post, January 7 (thanks to all who sent this in):
Bnei Hasharon experienced two hours of terror in Ankara on Tuesday evening.
Moments before the tip-off of the Israeli team’s Eurocup encounter against Turk Telekom some 3,000 Turkish fans shouted ‘Allah Akbar’ and, by some accounts, ‘death to the Jews’ in protest against the IDF’s actions in Gaza.
Other fans threw bottles at the Israeli players and stormed the court, forcing the Israelis to flee for the dressing rooms.
The players and staff were only able to leave for their hotel thanks to a massive police escort after being stranded for two long hours in the locker room.
Bnei Hasharon chairman Eldad Akunis described the terrifying moments.
“We arrived at the arena under heavy security. There were 1,500 policemen in the arena, 500 of them in plain clothes. The fans waved Palestinian flags and shouted abuse towards Israel,” Akunis said.
“As the game was set to begin they stormed the court and we raced towards the dressing rooms. Our players are in shock and all we want at the moment is to return back home.”
Team captain Meir Tapiro said only the police’s intervention prevented the players from being attacked.
“The fans raced on to the court and ran towards us like madmen, but the police stopped them. It was really scary,” he said….
Yes, and it’s rapidly getting scarier.