• The Israelis faced smoke grenades and chants of "Palestine" before the game, then anti-Israel and anti-Jewish chants during the match.

  • Yair Tawil was adopted under a law passed in the 1920s to counteract an old legend that a seventh son born after six boys with no girls in between becomes a werewolf whose bite can turn others into a werewolf.

  • Frank-Walter Steinmeier made an unscheduled visit to the coastal enclave a day after meeting with Israeli and Palestinian leaders in Israel and the West Bank.