In direct continuation of the support of German teams and fans in Israel over the past two months, Hertha Berlin CEO Tom Hrich announced two weeks ago that his team will host at least ten children from Kibbutz Bari for the home game against Hamburg in the German Cup, with the team taking care of all the accommodation costs in Germany, including entrance to the VIP area at the Olympic Stadium in Berlin.
"Especially in these times when Jews are becoming the target of hatred and unrest, it is more important than ever to get involved and raise our voices. Solidarity with Israel means standing up for the security and welfare of the country, but also for all Jews in Israel and around the world," Reich said.
11 children who survived the October 7 massacre in Israel's south were invited to the Olympiastadion as Hertha Berlin hosted HSV in the German Cup.
Apart from doing a stadium tour with Hertha representatives, they also received personalized HSV shirts from the Hamburg side. pic.twitter.com/psADMf1rFR
— Felix Tamsut (@ftamsut) December 7, 2023
Yesterday, his promise was fulfilled when 11 children who survived the Oct. 7 massacre arrived at the Olympic Stadium when Hertha Berlin hosted Hamburg in the eighth of the cup final. Apart from touring the stadium with Hertha's representatives, they also received Hamburg shirts, from the visiting staff. By the way, the game itself ended after great drama and a penalty shootout at the end of which Hertha advanced to the quarterfinals.
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