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Dutch soccer fans chant 'Hamas, Jews to the gas' before Ajax match
Fans of Dutch football team Vitesse chant the antisemitic slogan at a rally ahead of Sunday's game against Amsterdam-based Ajax, a team known for its history of Jewish supporters.
By ILH Staff and i24NEWS Published on 04-20-2021 12:15 Last modified: 04-20-2021 09:48
Dutch soccer fans chant 'Hamas, Jews to the gas' before Ajax match.
Fans of Dutch football team Vitesse chanted "Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas" at a rally ahead of a scheduled game against Amsterdam-based Ajax, a team known for its history of Jewish supporters, the Jewish Telegraphic Agency reported on Monday.
Police have started examining surveillance footage from the evening in Arnhem, where the Vitesse team is based. Both teams played on Sunday in the TOTO KNVB Cup final soccer match, with Ajax winning 2-1.
Ajax supporters and rivals often affectionately refer to the club and its fans as "Jews," due to the centuries-old strong presence of the Jewish community in Amsterdam.
But in the Netherlands, the slogan "Hamas, Jews to the gas" has become more common in recent years, according to JTA.