(JTA) — Fans of the Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem chanted the name of Yigal Amir, the Israeli extremist who assassinated Yitzhak Rabin in 1995.
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Posted by Ari Remez on Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Footage of the incident, which took place Monday night in Tel Aviv’s Bloomfield Stadium during a game against Maccabi Tel Aviv, aired on Israel’s Channel 2, the Times of Israel reported.
Nov. 4 is the 20th anniversary of Rabin’s death. Amir is serving a life sentence for shooting and killing the prime minister at a rally in Tel Aviv.
Beitar Jerusalem is known for its blatantly racist fans, including a core group that goes by the name La Familia, a reference to the Italian mafia.
In the latest episode, in July, a group of Beitar fans threw smoke bombs, flares and firecrackers onto the field at a Belgium stadium during a match between the club and Belgium’s Sporting Chaleroi. After the incident, the team’s owner decided to sell the team, citing the outlandish behavior of the club’s supporters.