A police officer was lightly injured by a rock hurled by soccer fans after a game held in the northern Arab Israeli city of Umm al-Fahm.
The stone-throwing took place at the conclusion of a Monday night game between the local team and their counterparts from the northern city of Tiberias.
Fans from the home team began hurling rocks into the pitch, according to a statement from police.
“As a result of the stone-throwing, a police officer was lightly injured in his head and was taken to the hospital,” according to police.
After dispersing the violent fans, police said it had opened an investigation into the incident.
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The force did not report any arrests.
Sports-related violence is not uncommon in Israel and fans from opposing teams have been reported to clash following games, with the fights occasionally veering into violence with a racial or nationalist tone.