After the fallout deal of the sale of Beitar Jerusalem from Moshe Hogga to Barak Abramov, the current owner held a meeting in which he tried to explain the current situation of the club.
Among other things, Hogg attacked the parties who are not helping enough to complete the deal, when among others he also mentioned the Jerusalem Municipality.
In response to this, the Jerusalem Municipality responded to his words and said, among other things: "The Municipality of Jerusalem promised all along that it would do everything to help the Beitar Jerusalem football club within the framework of what is allowed and according to the law, and so it did. Last week, the municipality reached an unprecedented outline in terms of support for Beitar Jerusalem .
Against the loan that Barak Abramov was supposed to take, the Jerusalem Municipality agreed to give a right check of about five million NIS made up of the 3-year annuity.
This is something that required the approval of the legal advisor to the municipality and to our delight it finally received his approval.
The announcement of the Jerusalem Municipality also states: "Everyone should remember that Beitar Jerusalem is owned by Moshe Hogg and not by the municipality.
For years the club, like the other groups in the city, receives a pre-defined allowance that cannot be exceeded, so for example, during the Corona period we increased the support for the club and gave an exemption from paying for the use of the facilities.
The municipality, throughout the years, has been helping Beitar in particular and the clubs in general. We did our best for the club, but it has a landlord who needs to show responsibility and not roll it over to a public body.
Throughout the last period, we have had many conversations with both Mr. Barak Abramov and Attorney Junger in order to find an ideal solution that will ensure the club's future in the Premier League.
From the side of the Jerusalem Municipality, we gave 100% help and support, but we are unable to give loans.
In the end, within the municipality's capabilities, we did the de facto maximum.
The claims of Hogg and the people of Beitar as if the deal fell through because of the Jerusalem Municipality are claims disconnected from reality. We are sorry that Mr. Hogg does not take responsibility for the club he owns and tries to create spins and direct the fire at us following his failure to find a buyer.
We all recognize the importance of the Beitar Jerusalem football club, to Israeli sports in general and Jerusalem in particular, and we hope and pray that a buyer will be found who will avoid the worst and return one of the grandest clubs of Israeli football with its huge fan base, to the top of the Premier League and to the fight for titles."
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