An aide of MK Masud Ganaim (Ra’am-Ta’al) is suspended from the Knesset and his entry permit to the site is revoked, following a complaint lodged against him for allegedly calling to “slaughter Jews,” Ynet reports.
According to a Knesset security guard, the aide said that “50 Jews will be slaughtered” after Sunday’s scheduled soccer game between the Arab Israeli Bnei Sakhnin team and the rival Beitar Jerusalem club. Seven hundred police officers and over 200 attendants are set to secure the soccer match.
Ganaim, for his part, claims his aide was making a humorous comment, which was misunderstood by the guard.
Beitar fans have a strong nationalist orientation, and violent confrontations have broken out at Beitar-Sakhnin games in the past.
Beitar fans will be rigorously inspected upon entering the Doha Stadium in Sakhnin, Israel Radio reports.