Senior Israeli football officials were shocked to read the
exposure of "Israel Today" on police data about the violence on the pitches.
The report showed that 78 percent of all cases opened in the last four years for violence in sports were simply shelved, and despite the rising violence on the courts - there was a decrease last year in the opening of cases and more.
"The police do not bring enough indictments and do not make enough arrests," a senior Israeli football official told Israel Today, adding: "The helplessness of the police. We need to put an end to this."
The report revealed yesterday also revealed that only one case was opened in the city of Sakhnin in 2021 for violence in sports, despite a series of violent incidents such as stone-throwing in games against Maccabi Netanya and Hapoel Haifa, as well as riots in Doha in the game against Betar Jerusalem. Fans.
Betar Jerusalem fans from the "majority is no longer silent" group said in response to the data: "Fans of all teams are afraid to enter the Doha Stadium in Sakhnin because of the constant violence inside and outside the stadium.
When the Israel Police opens only one case, despite a series of violent incidents that have taken place in this stadium, the feeling is that there is no one to protect the fans and make sure they return home safely.
It's time to rethink and if there is no choice they will close this stadium. "
In the presence of Minister Hili Trooper, they were also exposed to publication in "Israel Today" and said: "The goal is to eradicate the phenomenon of violence in sports. There is a need to increase enforcement and punishment, and carry out educational actions. We are working on a large plan that will probably be implemented in the next two months."
The program in question will also include cooperation from the Ministry of Internal Security, Amar Bar-Lev, as well as from the Ministry of Justice, Gideon Saar.
The plan is expected to include, among other things, the granting of additional powers to police officers, the removal of rioting fans for several months by an officer and administrative fines.
Response of the Israel Police
"The Israel Police takes every criminal activity in sporting events seriously, and every complaint is thoroughly examined and in accordance with the quality of the evidence and findings collected from the field, to complete the investigation and strive to investigate the truth. We will continue to use all means
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