Police Detain 16 Betar Fans From Anti-Arab riot
Jerusalem police detained 16 Betar Jerusalem fans over the past few days in connection with a racist riot at the Malha Mall last Monday. Ten of the suspects were released on condition by the police commander, and the remaining six suspects, five youth and one adult, were brought to the Jerusalem Magistrate Court on Thursday afternoon.
The Magistrate judge accepted the police’s recommendations to forbid the suspects from attending any soccer games for the remainder of this season as well as the next two seasons. Additionally, the suspects will have to pay a guarantee of NIS 3,500 against future offenses. Next week, police will most likely recommend the indictment of the six suspects for chanting racist statements and physically attacking the Arab cleaners.