Update: Israeli Football Team Members Attacked in Poland

Update: Israeli Football Team Members Attacked in Poland

Following an attack on members of Israel’s Hapoel Petach Tikva soccer team, the Simon Wiesenthal Center issued the following updated statement:

"While the SWC remains deeply concerned about the anti-Semitic attack against members of an Israeli football team following a recent match with MKS Ciechanow in Poland, despite claims by the victims, it now appears that no one connected to the team Legia Warsaw or its supporters were involved,” said Dr. Shimon Samuels, SWC International Relations Director. "The Center apologizes to the team and withdraws its call for football authorities to sanction Liega Warsaw,” he added.

For further information contact Shimon Samuels on +33 609-770-158.

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