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Netanyahu blasted over false post about Arab fans disrespecting flood victims

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Published: 30 April 2018

Last updated: 4 March 2024

Football league says no evidence for PM’s social media post alleging fans disrupted a minute’s silence. Watch Ittay Flescher’s EXCLUSIVE VIDEO of a memorial service to the victims

Netanyahu slammed for sharing dubious, incendiary news about Arab soccer fans (Times of Israel)
An Arab Israeli football team has slammed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for sharing on social media an apparently false news story that claimed the club’s supporters disrupted a minute of silence held in memory of 10 teens killed in a hiking accident.

A spokesperson for the team said the prime minister was trampling on the bereaved families feelings and trying to divide Israeli society.

The soccer league and members of the opposing team all maintained that there had been no disruption by fans of the Bnei Shakhnin club during the memorial at the team’s home stadium.

ITTAY FLESCHER’S VIDEO of Jerusalem memorial for flood victims

Police probe if organisers lied about safety, approval of hike on which 10 died (Times of Israel)
Principal, instructor at pre-military academy arrested, say they consulted with weather company; parents were allegedly told trip had been authorized despite flood warnings

Survivor recounts near-death experience in flash flood disaster (Ynet)
It all happened in moments, said a survivor of the Negev flash flood, who recounts how he turned to see a group of his friends swept away by a giant wave of water and rocks; ' They had no chance of surviving,' he laments

PLUS ITTAY VIDEO (when posted on Youtube)

Photo: Friends and family mourn the dead at a memorial serviced in Jerusalem (Ittay Flescher)

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