Video & Pics: Maccabi Haifa Players Assaulted By Pro-Palestinian Supporters

Pro-Palestinian protesters have disrupted a football match in Austria between the Israeli club, Maccabi Haifa, and French team, Lille.

The game – a pre-season friendly in the town of Bischofshofen – was interrupted when protesters waving Palestinian flags stormed the pitch, police said.

The police said no-one was hurt in the incident, close to the final whistle.

Israel launched a military offensive on 8 July with the declared objective of stopping rocket fire from Gaza.

At least 649 Palestinians and 32 Israeli soldiers, plus three Israeli civilians, have been killed in the past 15 days of fighting, officials say.

Separately on Wednesday, a court in France jailed three men for rioting after a pro-Palestinian rally in a mixed suburb of Paris degenerated into anti-Semitic violence.

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls condemned the violence, which erupted at a protest over Israel’s actions in Gaza.

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Match between Lille and Maccabi Haifa interrupted by protestors.



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