Israeli Football Players Attacked With Flying Kicks By Pro- Palestinians During Pre-Season Match In Austria
Pro Palestinians Protestors reportedly of Turkish origin invaded the field and attacked Maccabi players during a friendly in Austria.
The friendly between Israeli football team Maccabi Haifa’s game and French side Lille had to be stopped after pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch.
Lille were winning 2-0 when the pre-season game had to be stopped after 86 minutes as protesters were seen throwing kicks at the Israeli players.
Some Maccabi players fought back as did the coach Aleksander Stanojevic.
The incident comes amid fears of growing anti-Semitism in Europe at time when Israeli forces are locked in a violent conflict with militant group Hamas in Gaza.