Police up security ahead of Beitar-Sakhnin game

Seven hundred police officers and over 200 attendants are set to secure a Sunday soccer match in the Arab Israeli town of Sakhnin between the local team, Bnei Sakhnin, and the rival Beitar Jerusalem club.

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.

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