Israel Arrests Coach of Soccer Team That Honored Jerusalem Terrorist

An Israeli policeman walks as security forces guard the area on July 26, 2016 at the Qalandia crossing between the West Bank city of Ramallah and Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, after Israeli private security guards shot and wounded an 18-year-old Palestinian suspected of planning to stab them. A police statement said …
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Arutz Sheva reports: Israel Police on Sunday arrested the coach of the eastern Jerusalem-based Hilal Al-Quds soccer team, which last week honored terrorist Mesbah Abu Sabih, who murdered two Israelis in a terrorist attack at the Ammunition Hill light rail station in Jerusalem.

The coach and the players photographed themselves with a picture of Abu Sabih and also held a moment of silence in his honor before the game.

According to Yedioth Ahronoth, the coach, Maher Abu Sneineh, a 55-year-old resident of the Old City of Jerusalem, is suspected of inciting attacks against Jews.

The Jerusalem Magistrates Court extended his remand until Wednesday.

Hilal Al-Quds’ leaders and fans proudly posted the picture with the terrorist on the team’s Facebook page.

Team spokesperson Teama Obyadath later apologized for publicizing the picture on Facebook, but not for the actual act of taking it or for holding the moment of silence.

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