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Gaza rocket threat forces fans from two games in Israel

Israeli police barred spectators from attending two Premier League matches in the south of the country on Saturday because of a fear of possible rocket strikes by Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip.

Hapoel Beersheba lost 2-1 at home to Maccabi Netanya and Ashdod SC ended their fixture with visitors Hapoel Haifa in a goalless draw in empty stadiums.

"The decision to prevent spectators from attending the matches was taken as a precautionary measure, rockets have fallen today in the south of the country including in Ashdod," police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld said.

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lukie1222025d ago

Why would players play and fans not come?

GJ232025d ago

Yeah, that definately makes no sense. You'd think the clubs would protect their players as well

GJ232017d ago

This will also stop players wanting to go to play in this country, will have a horrible effect on sport and culture

Sahil2017d ago

True, these things make football look disgusting, shouldn't happen.

Sahil2020d ago

That is a shame, whay are they doing this to football.

Sahil2017d ago

Another sad day for Football.