Sports minister Zohar calls violence by Greek basketball fans an ‘antisemitic attack’

Culture and Sports Minister Miki Zohar says yesterday’s violence by Greek basketball fans against Israeli fans during a match was “an antisemitic attack against Jews,” demanding action against AEK Athens over the incident.

The match in the Greek capital descended into chaos when local fans burned an Israeli flag, launched fireworks and threw rocks at Israeli fans.

In a statement, Zohar says he has spoken with the head of world basketball association FIBA, members of Hapoel Jerusalem, and Greece’s deputy sports minister, Eleftherios Avgenakis.

The statement says Avgenakis conveyed to Zohar a message from Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressing sadness over the incident, saying a suspect has been arrested and more arrests are possible.

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